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Counting in metrical verse

Fabb, Nigel and Halle, Morris (2012) Counting in metrical verse. In: Cognitive literary studies. University of Texas Press, Austin, pp. 163-182. ISBN 978-0-292-73558-3

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Abstract

In this essay we approach the study of “cognition and literature” by examining a problem presented by metrical verse. When a poet composes a metrical line, or an audience judges that line to be metrical, they must be counting syllables, but how is that counting performed?

Item type: Book Section
ID code: 39837
Keywords: metre, cognition, poetry, Literature (General)
Subjects: Language and Literature > Literature (General)
Department: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS) > School of Humanities > English
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Depositing user: Pure Administrator
Date Deposited: 29 May 2012 10:44
Last modified: 12 Jun 2012 14:24
URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/39837

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