Meter in English: A Critical Engagement

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David Baker
University of Arkansas Press, 1996 M01 1 - 368 páginas
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Renowned poets and experts in metrics respond to Robert Wallace's pivotal essay, Meter in English, which clarifies and simplifies methods of studying poetry.

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In 1993, the poet Robert Wallace sent editor Baker and others an essay (included here) called "Meter in English," which seeks to clarify its subject through a series of propositions, the main being ... Leer comentario completo

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In 1993, the poet Robert Wallace sent editor Baker and others an essay (included here) called "Meter in English," which seeks to clarify its subject through a series of propositions, the main being ... Leer comentario completo

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METER IN ENGLISH
3
PART TWO
43
A RESPONSE
45
A DEFENSE OF THE NONIAMBIC METERS
59
METERMAKING ARGUMENTS
75
A RESPONSE TO ROBERT WALLACE
97
SOME RESPONSES TO ROBERT WALLACE
109
A NEW FOOTING
125
VERSE VS PROSEPROSODY VS METER
249
METRICS AND PEDAGOGICAL ECONOMY
265
TWO LETTERS
279
A RESPONSE TO ROBERT WALLACE
283
PART THREE
293
COMPLETING THE CIRCLE
295
BIBLIOGRAPHY
351
CONTRIBUTORS
357

METRICAL PLEASURES OF OUR TIME
151
STRENGTH IN DIVERSITY
169
METER AND THE FORTUNES OF THE NUMERICAL IMAGINATION
197
STAUNCH METER GREAT SONG
221
INDEX OF PROPOSAL DISCUSSIONS
361
INDEX OF AUTHORS
363
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Página v - The sound must seem an echo to the sense : Soft is the strain when Zephyr gently blows, And the smooth stream in smoother numbers flows ; But when loud surges lash the sounding shore, The hoarse, rough verse should like the torrent roar : When Ajax strives some rock's vast weight to throw, The line too labours, and the words move slow ; Not so, when swift Camilla scours the plain, Flies o'er th' unbending corn, and skims along the main.
Página 311 - Leave me, O love which reachest but to dust, And thou, my mind, aspire to higher things. Grow rich in that which never taketh rust: Whatever fades but fading pleasure brings. Draw in thy beams, and humble all thy might To that sweet yoke where lasting freedoms be; Which breaks the clouds and opens forth the light That doth both shine and give us sight to see.
Página 49 - I too, dislike it: there are things that are important beyond all this fiddle. Reading it, however, with a perfect contempt for it, one discovers in it after all, a place for the genuine.
Página 127 - Jesus me, the last delinquent, Deems the profanest. Man disavows, and Deity disowns me ; Hell might afford my miseries a shelter ; Therefore Hell keeps her ever-hungry mouths all Bolted against me.
Página 276 - DISCIPLINE THROW away Thy rod, Throw away Thy wrath : 0 my God, Take the gentle path. For my heart's desire Unto Thine is bent : 1 aspire To a full consent. Not a word or look I affect to own, But by book, And Thy book alone.
Página 333 - Why so pale and wan, fond lover? Prithee, why so pale? Will, when looking well can't move her, Looking ill prevail? Prithee, why so pale?
Página 20 - Christabel is not, properly speaking, irregular, though it may seem so from its being founded on a new principle : namely, that of counting in each line the accents, not the syllables.
Página 158 - I employ sprung rhythm at all? because it is the nearest to the rhythm of prose, that is the native and natural rhythm of speech...

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David Baker is author or editor of fourteen books of poetry and criticism. He holds the Thomas B. Fordham Chair at Denison University, teaches regularly in the Warren Wilson College MFA program, and is the poetry editor of the Kenyon Review.

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