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Vers Libre: The Emergence of Free Verse in France 1886-1914

Clive Scott

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198151593
eISBN:
9780191672750
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151593.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Poetry

The prosodic description of free verse, in France as elsewhere, has long been fraught with difficulty: free verse is a web of shifting rhythmic effects, as relative as they are elusive. This book ... More


Introduction

Clive Scott

in Vers Libre: The Emergence of Free Verse in France 1886-1914

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198151593
eISBN:
9780191672750
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151593.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Poetry

The Vers Libre aims to provide a history of free verse in France by providing accounts of events that marked the emergence of free verse. The book also aims to describe the theoretical and formal ... More


Laforgue's ‘Dimanches’ (Derniers Vers, III)

Clive Scott

in Vers Libre: The Emergence of Free Verse in France 1886-1914

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198151593
eISBN:
9780191672750
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151593.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Poetry

This chapter discusses Lafogue, a free-verse poet of the line, where the subject contains conflicting tonal and expressive impulses, where the textual is frequently undermined by the verbal and ... More


Claudel's ‘L₼Esprit et l₼eau’ (Cinq Grands Odes)

Clive Scott

in Vers Libre: The Emergence of Free Verse in France 1886-1914

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198151593
eISBN:
9780191672750
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151593.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Poetry

This chapter discusses Claudel's verset of Cinq Grands Odes and L'Esprit et l'eau. In this chapter, the two poems of Claudel are studied by an examination of their prosodic context and accent; and ... More


Introductory Reflections on Rhythm and Metre

Clive Scott

in Reading the Rhythm: The Poetics of French Free Verse 1910-1930

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198158820
eISBN:
9780191673382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158820.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Poetry

This chapter focuses on the principles and attributes surrounding rhythm and metre. This chapter focuses on the way in which generative metrics has been an instrumental in removing rhythm from ... More


Guillaume Apollinaire, Calligrammes (1918): The Prosody of the Visual

Clive Scott

in Reading the Rhythm: The Poetics of French Free Verse 1910-1930

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198158820
eISBN:
9780191673382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158820.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Poetry

This chapter discusses Guillaume Apollinaire's calligrams. This chapter attempts to make reference to some of the devices and effects found in contemporary visual art, and in particular, in the ... More


Blaise Cendrars, Dix-neuf poèmes élastiques (1919): The Prosody of Orphism

Clive Scott

in Reading the Rhythm: The Poetics of French Free Verse 1910-1930

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198158820
eISBN:
9780191673382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158820.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Poetry

This chapter discusses Blaise Cendrars' poetry, in particular his Dix-neuf poèmes élastiques and the prevailing prosody of Orphism surrounding his poetry. In this chapter, the elements of rhythm, ... More


Fules Supervielle, Gravitations (1925/1932): The Prosody of Displacement

Clive Scott

in Reading the Rhythm: The Poetics of French Free Verse 1910-1930

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198158820
eISBN:
9780191673382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158820.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Poetry

This chapter discusses Jules Supervielle's poems and the prevailing prosody of displacement found in his poetry. The chapter also examines the different Superviellean strategies employed by ... More


Accent

David Robey

in Sound and Structure in the Divine Comedy

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184980
eISBN:
9780191674419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184980.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

In what way is it possible to represent the accentual rhythm of Dante's Divine Comedy, or any other Italian poem, systematically? Traditionally, the Italian hendecasyllable has been said to fall into ... More


Rhythm and intonation

Kristján Árnason

in The Phonology of Icelandic and Faroese

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199229314
eISBN:
9780191728464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199229314.003.0015
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology, Language Families

The chapter describes ways of analysing different rhythmic interpretations of phrases and other phonological constituents in Icelandic and Faroese in terms of metrical grids and how intonational ... More


Critical Rhythm: The Poetics of a Literary Life Form

Ben Glaser and Jonathan Culler (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780823282043
eISBN:
9780823285983
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823282043.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This collection intervenes in recent debates over formalism, historicism, poetics, and lyric by focusing on one of literary criticism’s most important, most vested, and perhaps least well-defined or ... More


The Appendix

Bert Vaux and Andrew Wolfe

in Contemporary Views on Architecture and Representations in Phonology

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262182706
eISBN:
9780262255325
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262182706.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology

This chapter examines abstract properties of phonology, with an emphasis on the behavior and representational status of consonants that do not fit neatly into canonical syllable templates. Many ... More


A Corpus for Rap Music Analysis

Mitchell Ohriner

in Flow: The Rhythmic Voice in Rap Music

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190670412
eISBN:
9780190670443
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190670412.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition, Popular

Over the course of his writing, Leonard B. Meyer distinguished between two kinds of music analysis: style analysis, which identifies the “rules of the game” operating in a collection of music, and ... More


Figures of Dialogue

Oliver Morgan

in Turn-taking in Shakespeare

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780198836353
eISBN:
9780191873614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198836353.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

The first half of this chapter uses the simplified model of turn sequencing outlined in Chapter 1 to develop a more precise vocabulary with which to talk about dialogical form. It proposes three new ... More


Rhythmic Prose in Plutarch’s Lives

G. O. Hutchinson

in Plutarch's Rhythmic Prose

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198821717
eISBN:
9780191860928
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198821717.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

From this chapter the book goes more deeply into one productive and central author: Plutarch. The basis for the book is a scansion of all of Plutarch’s Lives, not just the end of sentences but every ... More


Versification

Howard Jones and Martin H. Jones

in The Oxford Guide to Middle High German

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780199654611
eISBN:
9780191851698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199654611.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter describes the chief features of versification in poetry written in the Middle High German Classical period (c.1170–c.1230) and in the remainder of the Middle High German period. The four ... More


Why Rhythm?

Jonathan Culler

in Critical Rhythm: The Poetics of a Literary Life Form

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780823282043
eISBN:
9780823285983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823282043.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Rhythm works to seduce readers and make poems memorable. Although the distinction between rhythm and meter is a slippery one, it seems essential since the traditional foot-scansion of metrical ... More


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