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Part One • Poetic Meter 1 The Nature of Meter 3 2 The Technique of Scansion 20
3 Metrical Variations 36 4 The Historical Dimension 74 5 Some Critical
Implications of Metrical Analysis <>j Part Two • Poetic Form 6 Structural
Principles: The ...
It is only as a basis for critical perception and ultimately for critical judgment that
scansion can justify itself. The sort of perception that scansion makes possible by
translating sound into visual terms can be illustrated in the Ru- baiyat stanza ...
5 Some Critical Implications of Metrical Analysis Until we have ventured to bring it
to bear upon the evaluation of a whole poem, we cannot say that we have really
done anything worth doing with metrical analysis. Prosodic Study justifies itself ...
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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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