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tion is such that it occasionally visits the Shakespearean form and leaves its mark
as a slight turn at the beginning of the third quatrain or somewhere within it. If the
Petrarchan form poses a problem in the dense and organic development of the ...
tion or intellection which the poem enacts. That is, the number of stanzas into
which the poem is divided should itself express something; the number must not
give the impression of being accidental. Just as in, say, a successful Petrarchan ...
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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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