POETIC METER AND POETIC FORM PAUL FUSSELL PDF

Start your review of Poetic Meter and Poetic Form Write a review Apr 26, shriram rated it really liked it poetry is something i know very little about and this was more or less a perfect introduction. I would equate him with a professor who introduces his students to a new discipline and rather than bore them with academese, he sparks their interest with his enthusiasm and intelligence. Jan 06, Tiffany added it Revisiting the classic! Worth the respect due our elders, who will always have worked harder than we and proceeded more responsibly in structuring knowledge. That said, I did laugh at a number of lines--PF is quite witty, yes, but I laughed as much at some of the sheer pluck of schematic meaning assignation and then of concomitant evaluative gouging: "What he produces is very nice, but his stanza surely lacks the dense organism that attaches to a permanent poem.

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Start your review of Poetic Meter and Poetic Form Write a review Apr 26, shriram rated it really liked it poetry is something i know very little about and this was more or less a perfect introduction. I would equate him with a professor who introduces his students to a new discipline and rather than bore them with academese, he sparks their interest with his enthusiasm and intelligence.

Jan 06, Tiffany added it Revisiting the classic! Worth the respect due our elders, who will always have worked harder than we and proceeded more responsibly in structuring knowledge. That said, I did laugh at a number of lines--PF is quite witty, yes, but I laughed as much at some of the sheer pluck of schematic meaning assignation and then of concomitant evaluative gouging: "What he produces is very nice, but his stanza surely lacks the dense organism that attaches to a permanent poem.

He actually says that excellence of formal technique rescues "poems from oblivion" As an amateur theologian, I find this difficult to believe. The challenge to contemporary poetry would seem to be a pair of unhappy alternatives; either to contrive new schemes of empirically meaningful repetition that reflects and--more importantly--transmit the color of contemporary experience; or to recover schemes that have reflected the experience of the past.

To do the first would be to imply that contemporary experience has a pattern, a point that most post-Christian thinkers would deny. To do the second would be to suggest that the past can be recaptured, to suggest that the intolerable fractures and dislocations of modern history have not really occurred at all, or, what is worse, to suggest that they may have occurred but that poetry should act as if they have not.

What is wanted is the sort of reconciliation between them that could be effected by another Yeats" Of another sort, I expect.

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Poetic Meter and Poetic Form

Dimensions: 8. It is not. It is intended to help aspiring readers deepen their sensitivity to the rhythmical and formal properties of poetry and thus heighten their pleasure and illumination as an appropriately skilled audience of an exacting art. About the Author Paul Fussell, critic, essayist, and cultural commentator, has recently won the H. Mencken Award of the Free Press Association. Most helpful customer reviews 85 of 86 people found the following review helpful.

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