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I feel a special obligation to Professor Charles S. Holmes, late of Pomona
College, under whose elegant tuition many years ago— we were reading
Paradise Lost— I first learned how to delight in meter. And if my wife, Betty, will
consult p. 112 ...
... the high degree of rhetorical attention which meter demands ("Meter keeps the
mind on the stretch," one critic has said) , or from the intellectual and humanistic
delight of witnessing order and containment being born out of chaos and flux.
... On the Use of Classical Metres in English (1898) , Robert Bridges also
experimented with quantitative English verse. Here, in "Wintry Delights,"
addressed to Lionel Johnson, he imitates the classical heroic hexameter: Now in
wintry delights, ...
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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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