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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 ...
By rhyming the words which represent these two rich symbols of technical,
aesthetic opposition, the stanza appears to compare them, while ironically it
actually contrasts them. That is, the sound similarity "says" that they resemble
each other, ...
On the relation between rhyme sounds and the structures of logical meaning.
Wimsatt, W. K., Jr., and Monroe C. Beardsley, "The Concept of Meter: An Exercise
in Abstraction," in Wimsatt, Hateful Contraries: Studies in Literature and Criticism
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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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