Poetic Meter and Poetic Form by Paul FussellPoetic Meter and Poetic Form by Paul Fussell

Poetic Meter and Poetic Form

byPaul Fussell

Paperback | January 1, 1979

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The title of this book may suggest that it is designed as a latter-day Gradus ad Parnassum to teach aspiring writers to produce passable verses. 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.
Paul Fussell Jr. was born in Pasadena, California on March 22, 1924. He was drafted into the Army in 1943 while attending Pomona College. During his tour of duty, he won the Bronze Star and two Purple Hearts. He returned to college in 1945. He received a bachelor of arts degree from Pomona College in 1947 and a master's degree and a do...
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Title:Poetic Meter and Poetic FormFormat:PaperbackDimensions:190 pages, 8.2 × 5.3 × 0.3 inPublished:January 1, 1979Publisher:McGraw-Hill Education

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ISBN - 10:0075536064

ISBN - 13:9780075536062

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Useful tool This book is great; it helps people understand not only the rhyming schemes but it helps to understand WHY the author of given poem chose to write his work as he did. In short this book helps to reveal hidden dimensions to an authors work. This book is a very useful for students and teachers as well.
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The title of this book may suggest that it is designed as a latter-day Gradus ad Parnassum to teach aspiring writers to produce passable verses. 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.