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We could do worse than agree with Pound when he says, "I believe in an
absolute rhythm, a rhythm, that is, in poetry which corresponds exactly with the
emotion or shade of emotion to be expressed." John Hollander has spoken of "
By approximating the movement of emotion-charged natural speech, sprung
rhythm's effectiveness lies in projecting a tone of seriousness, frankness, and
intimate emotional involvement. Like Keats's terminal trochees, 60 PART ONE ...
release, seems to accord with the dynamics of much emotional experience, the
shape of the Shakespearean, with its smaller units and its "commentary" couplet,
seems to accord with the modes of the intellectual, analytic, and even satiric ...
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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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