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The accentual-syllabic system is the general mode of versification employed by
conservative prosodic practitioners in English: Dryden, Pope, Swift, and Johnson
are examples. Accentual-syllabic meter seems to be fashionable during ages ...
We must exercise a historical consciousness in pronouncing sounds if we are to
recover and relive the original schemes of versification. And if we are concerned
with accurate and critically meaningful scansion, we must become skeptical of ...
Nineteenth Century: The great phenomenon in nineteenth-century English
versification is the rejection of strict accentual-syllabism in favor of accentualism.
This is to say that the use of trisyllabic substitution in duple metrical contexts
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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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