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A number of 20th-century poets, including Ezra Pound, T.S. Eliot, and W.H.
Auden, have revived strong-stress metre. The versification of Pound's Cantos and
Eliot's Four Quartets (1943) shows the vitality of the strong- stress, or, as they are
Whitman's prosody marks a clear break with previous metrical practices. Often a
new prosody modifies an existing metrical form or revives an obsolete one. In "
Geron- tion" (1920), T.S. Eliot adjusted the blank- verse line to the emotionally ...
This theme, which generates allegory at once, recurs in later English poetry right
up to modern times with T.S. Eliot's Four Quartets. The social and religious
attitudes of the 1 8th-century age of Enlightenment could be expressed coolly
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