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Most Sanskrit, Greek, and Roman poems tend to be written quantitatively, and
there have been many attempts (especially during the Renaissance) to compose
English verse according to principles of duration rather than accent. Edmund ...
To become sensitive to the presence of caesuras in English poems is to move
toward both a heightened awareness of literary history and a new receptiveness
to the art of texture in all the poems one encounters. In classical, Romance, and ...
structure of English verse than it has in many continental poetries. 2. The English
language appears most naturally to organize its rhythms in ascending patterns:
that is, the main instinct in English poetry is for iambic or occasionally anapestic ...
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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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