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And emphasizing that meter is illusion, and often illusion created more by the
mind of the reader than by the pen of the writer, Richards concludes: "The effect
produced by what actually follows [in the poem] depends very closely upon this ...
An illusion of sheer physical power, on the other hand, is the effect of the initial
trochee which reinforces the active verbs in Adam's speculations in Book X about
the operations of lightning: Or by collision of two bodies grind The Air attrite to ...
All this is to say that art works by artifice, by illusion, and by technique, and that
no amount of talent, idea, or largeness of soul or heart in the artist produces
anything except through artifice or technique, through, that is, a mastery of the ...
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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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