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pressive techniques which the poet aspiring to exploit all the resources of
metrical language cannot do without. The arguments of these critics of metrical
regularity issue from a new and revolutionary aesthetic, one favoring impulse, ...
All this is not to say that Wilbur is a better poet than Masefield or Barker: it is only
to say that he is a better metrist, and thus perhaps stands a better chance of
producing something ultimately which will exploit simultaneously all the
resources of ...
What this means is that the poem fails to exploit its "sonnetness," which is another
way of saying that it neglects one of its most open possibilities for attaining
density. Hopkins seems to have forgotten to apply to the curtal sonnet his acute ...
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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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