Poetic meter and poetic form

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Random House, 1979 - Fiction - 188 pages
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Excerpts from distinctive poems illustrate the author's appreciation of the metrical and formal aspects of poetry

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User Review  - Joel Zartman - Goodreads

Fussell explains in this book the effects achieved with meter both with forms and with free verse. He wants to help us understand how the poetry that we return to works upon us. The sentence, he ... Read full review

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User Review  - Clarence Cromwell - Goodreads

This is the book that helped me to understand metric verse. It will make you a properly functioning poet. Read full review


part one Poetic Meter
The Nature of Meter
The Technique of Scansion

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About the author (1979)

Paul Fussell is the author of, among other works, Class and The Great War and Modern Memory, which won both the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award and was named by the Modern Library as one of the twentieth century 's one hundred best nonfiction books. He lives in Philadelphia.

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