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William Butler Yeats, "Among School Children," "A Prayer for My Son," "Sailing to
Byzantium," and "The Tower" from Collected Poems by ... "The Statues" and "Why
Should Not Old Men Be Mad" from Collected Poems by William Butler Yeats.
In duple measures the substitution of a trisyllabic foot for a dissyllabic one is a
bolder practice than any we have seen so far, for it increases the syllabic length
of the line and thus effaces one of the norms of predictability. Consider Yeats's ...
... and crawl between, Complaining all the while In horrid, hooting stanza; Then
chase itself down hill And neigh like Boanerges; Then, punctual as a star, St6p—
docile and omnipotent— At its own stable door. Yeats, 52 PART ONE • POETIC ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - rooze - LibraryThing
This is, indeed, an authoritative guide to meter and form. However, Fussell's arrogance had me running to other equally authoritative yet substantially less elitist sources. Try Mary Oliver's Rules of the Dance or Stephen Fry's The Ode Less Travelled instead. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - michaelm42071 - LibraryThing
This is not the first book to read on the subject of how form assists meaning in poetry; for that I would go back to John Ciardi’s How Does a Poem Mean? But Fussell’s book is a good, succinct one for ... Read full review
part one Poetic Meter
The Nature of Meter
The Technique of Scansion
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