Results 1-3 of 27
Out of all this prosodic complication and variety, one tradition did gradually
succeed in establishing preeminence: the accentual- syllabic. With the final
relative stabilization of language and dialects long after the initial linguistic shock
of the ...
And yet in the midst of all this happy inventiveness and flexibility we find already
planted the seeds of an impulse toward greater prosodic regulation and
predictability. Samuel Daniel's Defense of Rhyme (?1603) is a conservative
A brief but clear and interesting treatment, with bibliography. Fussell, Paul,
Theory of Prosody in Eighteenth-Century England (New London, Conn., 1954) .
An introduction to some of the difficulties and implications of metrical description.
What people are saying - Write a review
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
10 other sections not shown