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nature, in the arrangement of metric and pattern, than of a conscious exposition
of ideas." Which is to say that regardless of the amount and quality of intellectual
and emotional analysis that precedes poetic composition, in the moment of ...
The stress pattern of the meter is so nearly the same as the stress pattern of the
syntax and logic that there is nothing much for the meter to interplay with. The
same must be true for all meters depending on patterns of repeated or parallel ...
And by "form" here we mean to locate that pattern which works on the reader and
is recognized by him, no matter how unconsciously or irrationally, to constitute a
significant abstract repetitive frame; we do not mean an idiosyncratic pattern— ...
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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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