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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?