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Here the turn, which we can designate as represented by the one word For, is a
logical action: it initiates an answer to the question posed implicitly by the octave:
"How on earth can we be happy when we know that we are doomed?" On the ...
ideally the phrases or clauses rhymed a should relate closely to each other, even
though they are separated; and those within the envelope, those which comprise
the couplet rhymed b, should exhibit an even closer semantic and logical ...
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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