By Clive Scott

ISBN-10: 0511519575

ISBN-13: 9780511519574

ISBN-10: 0521021324

ISBN-13: 9780521021326

ISBN-10: 0521325846

ISBN-13: 9780521325844

Dr Scott argues that basically by means of getting to the ideal destinations of phrases in line or stanza, and to the explicit worth of syllables, or by way of realizing the usually conflicting calls for of rhythm and metre, can the reader of poetry collect a true grab of the intimate lifetime of phrases in verse with all their fluctuations of that means, temper and tone. The analyses in which the ebook pursues its argument handle valuable issues: the way syllabic place tasks phrases and colors their complex and challenged by way of the connection of rhythm to metre.

Show description

Read Online or Download A Question of Syllables: Essays in Nineteenth-Century French Verse PDF

Similar french books

Download e-book for kindle: Boutons a broder et a decorer by Clotilde Chevreau-Kandel

В данной книге можно найти различные виды пуговиц, украшенных самостоятельно. Предлагаются различные варианты схем и идей - от вышивки крестом и гладью, до украшения кружевом, лентами, остатками ниток и т. д

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

Example text

What I have tried to do in the preceding paragraphs is indicate some of the ways in which measures and their combinations might be significant in themselves, and how changing syllabic proportions can affect the manner in which verbs mean. In continuing my itinerary through lexical items which are thematically central to Lamartine's verse, I want now to adopt another line of investigation: to examine how the position of a noun in the line of verse - in this case 'rayon' - conditions, or is conditioned by, its adjacent syntax.

The decadent is condemned to materialism and external appearances and denied the world of essences; however recherche, however intricate and rare, however carefully chosen, the language of the decadent can only describe, it cannot penetrate or evoke. His private experience remains private, its privacy can only be observed, from the outside, it cannot be shared. When the decadent does describe the effects created by an object or a sensation, these effects are by nature decorative rather than revelatory, and they each claim autonomy for themselves rather than being re-assimilated into the object as parts of its intimate meaning or essence (this is the principle that governs Wilde's 'impression', 'symphony', 'harmony', 'nocturne' The octosyllable, rhythmicity and syllabic position poems).

The syntactic skeleton of the whole sequence of lines (68-76) runs as follows: La, quand l'aube ... Entr'ouvre l'horizon .. Et seme ... les perles de l'aurore, Pour moi, c'est ton regard qui ... S'entr'ouvre sur le monde et lui repand le jour: Quand l'astre ... M'inonde de chaleur, ... Dans ses puissants rayons, qui raniment mes sens, 4+2+3+3 Seigneur, c'est ta vertu, ton souffle que je sens 2+4+2+4 Seen in this context it is clear that 'inonder' relates predominantly to the physical world and that it must consent to yield to, to be superseded by, the divine presence which informs it and makes it signify; that is, it cannot establish itself as an end-state, as something totally encompassing, it must give itself a peculiarly diversified activity.

Download PDF sample

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


by Ronald
4.3

Rated 4.24 of 5 – based on 31 votes