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Stichic organization has been found most appropriate for large, expansive
narrative, dramatic, and meditative actions: Paradise Lost, King Lear, The
Prelude, Four Quartets are stichic. Strophic organization, on the other hand, has
been found ...
The most rudimentary sort of stanzaic organization is the couplet, two lines of any
length rhyming aa. Couplets whose lines are of the same length in feet are called
equal couplets: How sleep the brave, who sink to rest, By all their country's ...
Those that concern us here are the prosodic conventions, the artificialities of
meter, rhyme, stanza, and— perhaps the most unnatural of all— logical rhetorical
organization. This last is indeed highly artificial and conventional, for when we ...
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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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