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Formal interactions in poetic meter

Fabb, Nigel (2009) Formal interactions in poetic meter. In: Versatility in Versification: Multidisciplinary Approaches to Metrics. Berkeley Insights in Linguistics and Semiotics, 74 . Peter Lang AG, New York, pp. 147-165. ISBN 9781433105784

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Abstract

I show how the theory of Fabb & Halle (2008) accounts for Icelandic dróttkvætt. This theoretical framework enables us to show that distinct forms-such as rhyme and alliteration - within a meter can either co-occur without being inter-related, or that one form can be dependent on another. In dróttkvætt, stress-placement is dependent on the grid, while alliteration and rhyme are both components of the meter which are independent of the grid. I also look at Vietnamese verse and show that here too there are issues of complexity of interaction of rules.