A Question of Syllables: Essays in Nineteenth-Century French Verse by Clive ScottA Question of Syllables: Essays in Nineteenth-Century French Verse by Clive Scott

A Question of Syllables: Essays in Nineteenth-Century French Verse

byClive ScottEditorMichael Sheringham

Paperback | October 20, 2005

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Dr Scott argues that only by attending to the precise locations of words in line or stanza, and to the specific value of syllables, or by understanding the often conflicting demands of rhythm and metre, can the reader of poetry acquire a real grasp of the intimate life of words in verse with all their fluctuations of meaning, mood and tone. The analyses through which the book pursues its argument address two principal concerns: the way in which syllabic position projects words and colours their complicated and challenged by the relationship of rhythm to metre.
Title:A Question of Syllables: Essays in Nineteenth-Century French VerseFormat:PaperbackDimensions:228 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.51 inPublished:October 20, 2005Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521021324

ISBN - 13:9780521021326

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Table of Contents

Prefatory remarks; 1. Theme and syllabic position; 2. The octosyllable, rhythmicity and syllabic position; 3. Figure and syllabic position; 4. A privileged syllable; 5. Rhythmicity and metricity; 6. Rhythmicity and metricity in free verse; Conclusion; Appendix; Notes; Bibliographical references; Index.