The Princeton Prosody Archive is divided into six collections, curated by the project team. Users are able to search across collections, within a single collection, or within any combination of collections. Select a collection to view it within the Archive.


43 digitized works · 1791–1904

(In Progress) This collection contains works that provide words (usually organized alphabetically) and their definitions. Often, material pertaining to pronunciation and prosody appears in prefaces or appendices to these works.


0 digitized works

(In Progress) This collection is limited to studies of prosody and pronunciation that do not deal directly with versification. It includes grammar books that do not discuss versification.


0 digitized works

(In Progress) This collection includes versification manuals, handbooks, treatises, scholarly essays, reviews, and introductions to prosodic systems, including the Original Bibliography and more.

Original Bibliography

737 digitized works · 1559–1922

This collection contains works cited in T. V. F. Brogan’s 1981 bibliography, English Versification, 1570-1980: A Reference Guide With a Global Appendix. For more information, see “History of the Archive” under “About.”

Typographically Unique

77 digitized works · 1812–1919

(In Progress) This collection contains works that use musical notation, invented diacritical marks, and more common marks for stress (the ictus or an “x” mark).

Word Lists

51 digitized works · 1791–1920

(In Progress) This collection contains Pronunciation Guides (works whose primary purpose is to transcribe the pronunciation of words), as well as rhyming dictionaries.

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