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Differences of tone, pace, and object of attention Precision of poetic diction
Challenges to traditional prosody in the 19th ... It may be all that ought to be
attempted in the way of a definition: Poetry is the way it is because it looks that
way, and it ...
A number of 20th-century poets, including Ezra Pound, T.S. Eliot, and W.H.
Auden, have revived strong-stress metre. ... In French alexan- poetry the
alexandrine, or 12-syllabled line, is a dominant drine metrical form: O toi, qui vois
la honte ou ...
The poet as a man and poetry as a form of statement both seemed untrustworthy
to Plato, who depicted the physical world as an imperfect copy of transcendent
ideas and poetry as a mere copy of the copy. Thus, literature could only mislead ...
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