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In metrical criticism the important principle to keep in mind is that the poet creates
whole poems rather than the elements of poems: it is not his work to present "
beautiful rhythms" but beautiful— that is, wholly coherent— poems in which the ...
By his particular strategy of enjambment, consequently, the poet takes a stance
toward a tradition as well as expressing an attitude toward the amount of flux he
feels appropriate to the treatment he brings to his subject. If the degree of ...
something important has happened to the poet's posture toward received poetic
forms. What it is has been suggested recently by J. V. Cunningham in "The
Problem of Form." The poet's attitude toward fixed metrical and stanzaic forms, ...
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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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