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In the limerick, for example, the very pattern of short anapestic lines is so firmly
associated by now with light impudence or indecency that a poet can hardly write
in anything resembling this measure without evoking smiles. To "translate" a ...
The following are the most common "base" feet in English: iamb (iambus); iambic,
as in anapest (anapaest); anapestic trochee; trochaic dactyl; dactylic destroy
w w r intervene r w topsy r w w merrily And the following, although obviously not ...
And the following, although obviously not encountered as base feet, are very
frequently used for substi- Iambic and anapestic feet are called— misleadingly—
ascending or rising feet; trochaic and dactylic are known as descending or falling.
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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
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