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Alabaster, on the other hand, must be worked from the outside: it must be incised,
and incision implies a sharpness in ... but once we have understood the kinds of
semantic meaning that rhymes imply we can find examples in all periods of ...
Regardless of its length, the closed couplet seems both by its nature and its
historical associations to imply something special about the materials enclosed in
it. It seems to imply a distinct isolation of those materials from related things, ...
For him to use even a form so devoid of specific thematic and emotional
associations as, say, the tetrameter quatrain is to imply an attitude toward order
and reason and the predictable and the recurrent which today he probably will
not want ...
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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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