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In graphic scansion, which is the kind we shall be using, the reader affixes the
symbol w to syllables which, in their context, are unstressed; he uses the symbol '
to indicate syllables which, in context, are stressed. A division between poetic
by such machines as the kymograph and the oscillograph. Like musical scansion
, this system has the advantage of accuracy, especially in its representations of
many of the empirical phenomena of verse when it is actually spoken aloud; ...
At least two kinds of temptation toward mis-scansion offer themselves when we
permit a scansion to register the metrical as well as the actual rhythm: there is first
the general difficulty of knowing what the dominant meter of a line is and the ...
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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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