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A final kind of six-line stanza is that which appears in the sestina, a complicated
Italian and French form of perhaps dubious structural expressiveness in English.
The sestina consists of six six-line stanzas and a final three-line stanza: the ...
One way of forming eight-line stanzas is by fusing two quatrains and rhyming
either ababcdcd or abababab. Variations involving a combination of a quatrain
and two couplets are also common, as are simple accumulations of four couplets.
The chief of the nine-line stanzas is the Spenserian, the vehicle of The Faerie
Queene. The stanza consists of eight iambic- pentameter lines rhyming
ababbcbc and a final alexandrine rhyming c. Spenser perhaps contrived the
stanza by ...
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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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