Poetic meter and poetic form

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Random House, 1979 - Fiction - 188 pages
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Excerpts from distinctive poems illustrate the author's appreciation of the metrical and formal aspects of poetry

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User Review  - Stephanie Roberts - Goodreads

During the course of a recent poetry workshop, I read a recommendation, for this book, that called it the best guide on metered verse and poetic form, of its kind. Previous to starting this book, I'd ... Read full review

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Insightful and fair. I am a form hawk, and unsympathetic to the pretentious of free verse. Fussell manages to argue convincingly for form's indispensability without giving in to acrimony. He is able ... Read full review

Contents

part one Poetic Meter
4
The Nature of Meter
5
The Technique of Scansion
17
Copyright

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About the author (1979)

Paul Fussell is the author of, among other works, Class and The Great War and Modern Memory, which won both the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award and was named by the Modern Library as one of the twentieth century 's one hundred best nonfiction books. He lives in Philadelphia.

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