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Now that we have considered the most common sorts of metrical variations, we
should look at the scheme of overstressing practiced by Gerard Manley Hopkins
and termed "sprung rhythm." He distinguishes it from what he calls common or ...
Perhaps one weakness of sprung rhythm, however, is that it seems inappropriate
to any other— and more complicated— tone. Comedy in it would seem unlikely,
and wit all but impossible. Hopkins's "At the Wedding March" suggests the kind ...
... 146, 148; Amoretti, 123-4; Epithala- mion, 112; Faerie Queene, 109, 147-8;
Iambicum Trimetrum, 11 Spenserian stanza, 147-9 sprung rhythm, 60-61, 67, 72
Standard Habbie, 143-4 Steele, Joshua, 70, 71 Stein, Gertrude, 175 Stephen,
J. K., ...
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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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