Alec Nevala-Lee

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Quote of the Day

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If you had asked [Tennyson], at the end of the day, to describe the prosody of the poem to you, he would no doubt have had to think for a moment before he could answer you, not because he was ignorant of the terms, but because he had been writing a poem, not a metrical exercise. At every point, he was exerting his free will. And the outcome of that exertion was the form.

James Fenton, An Introduction to English Poetry

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March 22, 2017 at 7:30 am

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