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2 The Technique of Scansion S cansion, which can be defined as any system of
representing more or less conventional poetic rhythms by visual symbols for
purposes of metrical analysis and criticism, does not make rhythm: it reveals and
Ammons's "Corson's Inlet" (1965) is an instructive example of this apparently
natural alliance between technique and theme. This quiet, meditative poem
consists of 128 enjambed lines, varying in length from one to fifteen syllables.
The rhythm ...
All this is to say that art works by artifice, by illusion, and by technique, and that
no amount of talent, idea, or largeness of soul or heart in the artist produces
anything except through artifice or technique, through, that is, a mastery of the ...
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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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