LibraryThing Review. User Review – rooze – LibraryThing. This is, indeed, an authoritative guide to meter and form. However, Fussell’s arrogance had me. 1 Jan Excerpts from distinctive poems illustrate the author’s appreciation of the metrical and formal aspects of poetry. Poetic Meter and Poetic Form has ratings and 34 reviews. Shane said: As a novice to the study of meter and form, I found this book interesting, acces.

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Poetic Meter and Poetic Form

I referred to it frequently. While it is an academic subject that will probably not interest people that do not write poetry, Paul Fussell is a truly engaging writer, who is fair in his quickness to praise a well crafted modern poem in free verse as the form and rhyme of a shakespearian sonnet, but make no mistake, he prefers his sonnets and rhyme hands down, and believes something important is lost disregarding traditional form and meter as foundational and relevant to what poetry does.

Not as thorough, not as big, never so basic or full of all the stuff you already got in High Poetci. Dylan Thomas Dylan Thomas. Preview this item Preview this item. An Introduction to Poetry David Mason.

The E-mail Address es field is required. Helpful but no imperative. Fussell has a good grip on basic forms, especially within the world of formal i. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. Fussepl drags on a bit. Would you also like to submit a review for this item?


Digital Library Federation, December Autobiography Of Red Anne Carson. During the course of a recent poetry workshop, I read a recommendation, for this book, that called it the best guide on metered verse and poetic form, of its kind.

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Poetic meter and poetic form

To do the first would be to imply that contemporary experience has a pattern, a point that most post-Christian thinkers would deny. Common terms and phrases accentual accentual-syllabic action anapestic beginning blank verse caesura century podtic conventions Copyright critical D. Poetiic actually says that excellence of formal technique rescues “poems from oblivion” A classic for any reader or writer of poetry.

Two of these are instantly obvious to ear and eye. Why this, only this dogma, with no other way to be?

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That said, there are two main problems, to my mind. Did dawn die in WWI? Symbolist Movement in Literature Arthur Symons. Some features of WorldCat will not be available. And we need it. No trivia or quizzes yet. A Poetry Handbook Mary Oliver. Jan 31, Jessica rated it really liked it.

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Is it given by Fussell, or neglected? Homage to Robert Frost Joseph Brodsky. Jan 21, J. I don’t anc agree with some of Fussell’s pronouncements, but on the whole he gives a very nice introduction to the principles of prosody. During his tour of duty, he won the Bronze Star and two Purple Hearts.


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Fussell neither dismisses free verse nor denigrates formal verse.