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Finally, an awareness of the long technical tradition of initial stressing which
coincides with an active verb helps us to perceive the technical orthodoxy of a
poet sometimes taxed with imputations of heterodoxy. Consider the opening of
line 2 of ...
Part of the fun resides in this very technical perfection, lavished as it is on a fairly "
low" enterprise. For the contemporary reader, part of the fun also arose from
specific verbal parody: Stephen's line 12, for example, very neatly recalls the turn
A technical, but accurate and just account of G. M. Hopkins's metrical
idiosyncrasies. CiARDi, john, ed., Mid-Century American Poets (New York, 1950)
. An anthology of contemporary poetry with valuable technical remarks by the
poets on their ...
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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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