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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An excellent introduction to the conventions of poetry, which are subtle and probably more mysterious to most people than those of, say, film or photography. Fussell so clearly articulates how meter ... Read full review

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Insightful and fair. I am a form hawk, and unsympathetic to the pretentious of free verse. Fussell manages to argue convincingly for form's indispensability without giving in to acrimony. He is able ... Read full review

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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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