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A different rhyme scheme and thus a different convention of logical and rhetorical
organization governs the Shakespearean or English sonnet. Here, instead of a
basic structure of two parts laid over three, we find a structure of two parts laid ...
tion is such that it occasionally visits the Shakespearean form and leaves its mark
as a slight turn at the beginning of the third quatrain or somewhere within it. If the
Petrarchan form poses a problem in the dense and organic development of the ...
The Spenserian sonnet is structured essentially like the Shakespearean: it
consists of three quatrains and a final couplet. The difference is that the
Spenserian form overlaps the rhymes at the junctions of the quatrains, thus: The
effect 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
The Nature of Meter
The Technique of Scansion
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