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Especially by opposing the poetic contractions necessitated by a strict accentual-
syllabism, the late eighteenth century metrical revolutionaries advocated an "
expandable" line which could swell or diminish expressively according to the ...
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
Paul Fussell. poets: surely the development of "free verse" around the middle of
the century was conceived by many— and may be conceived by us— as an
expression of nineteenth-century liberalism or of the primitivist strain of
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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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