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Rhyme is a much more complicated matter than it appears to be, for it often
involves not merely the sound relationships which it advertises so blatantly but,
surprisingly, important logical and semantic relationships as well. W. K. Wimsatt,
in his ...
Those that concern us here are the prosodic conventions, the artificialities of
meter, rhyme, stanza, and— perhaps the most unnatural of all— logical rhetorical
organization. This last is indeed highly artificial and conventional, for when we ...
But perhaps the most conspicuous conventional element in Justice's poem is the
use of stanzaic divisions to enact logical shifts in focus. The first stanza holds us
firmly within the present time, and prepares us to ask the question which 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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