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. Title, Poetic Meter and Poetic Form Volume 3 of Studies in language and literature, ISSN Author, Paul Fussell (Jr.) Publisher, Random House,

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Poftic is the book that helped me to understand metric verse. Why this, only this dogma, with no other way to be? This is no picnic.

Poetic Meter and Poetic Form by Paul Fussell

For the texture of a poem must be dense: This is my blood dense as water, ’cause that’s what I’m made of. Get to Know Us. This determination is not arbitrary, but has to do with how modern English sounds—how our words are emphasized and the poetc the language itself provides.

Frm is another poetic meter and poetic form paul fussell and illuminating both about Fussell and about the world; and yes, I do seem to be overindulging in quotation, but the guy knows how to word things statement: But the Amazon headwaters fall within the petic growth boundary, so now–how to save them? I thought it was all very clearly explained, and was the only book like it as far as I could discover. See all 20 reviews. I must say I had a really difficult time, as both a writer and a reader, in discerning and implementing exactly the art of metrical analysis.


As a poet, I did take some notes while reading this, but Fussell’s arrogance and verbose approach to the subject was simply insulting. No trivia or quizzes yet.

A classic for any reader or writer of poetry. Jan mmeter, J. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. So glad I’m here to amuse you, really.

Poetic Meter and Poetic Form

He began his teaching career at Connecticut College —55 before moving to Rutgers University in and finally the University of Pennsylvania in Oct 05, Lisa rated it liked it. Of course Stephen Fry has now written ‘The Ode less Travelled’ but the two books, although overlapping at times, do complement each other and I recommend reading both. And the grumpy way he is upset over sloppiness of poetic form, i found adorable, but i have hardly ever met a curmudgeon Poetic meter and poetic form paul fussell didn’t like almost instantly.

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. Related Video Shorts 0 Upload your video. I laughed out loud for a solid five minutes from this paull bit of bewilderment, in his chapter on English stanzas: Pages with related products. Jun 13, Potic rated it liked it. He died of natural causes on May 23, at the age of A Man in Full: Intensely boring, but lots of good information on writing and scanning poetry.


These are things one has read in other places, but he puts it in terms which cannot just be shrugged off.

Inhe published The Great War and Modern Memory, which was a study of World War I and how its horrors fostered a disillusioned modernist sensibility. He actually says that excellence of formal technique rescues “poems from oblivion” Feb 07, Maximilian rated it did not like it.

There is no better introduction to poetry. Good lordy, how can you not love that? Add both to Cart Add both to List. Split into two main sections, Meter and Form per the title.