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It is unlikely that Borges handed this text to Piazzolla to set as a milonga since it is not in octosyllable verse.
The isometrical poems, reflecting the classical tradition, are composed for the most part of alexandrines (almost 90% of the total lines found in isometrical contexts are alexandrines); decasyllables and octosyllables, the favored rococo line types, make up the remaining isometrical poems (Nell-Boelsche 303-04).
Birge Vitz's suggestion that Chretien de Troyes was perhaps not a clerc and thus neglected the equally important remarks on the link leading from the octosyllable to performance via orality.
This heterometric mix of octosyllables and quadrisyllables not only adheres to a general logic of what Murat identifies as the "litterarisation de la metrique du chant" but also anticipates a distribution of meters characteristic of the "grands poemes satiriques et politiques de 1871," from "Chant de guerre parisien" to the texts of the Album zutique (81-82).
In the Middle Ages, octosyllables were the standard form for didactic, narrative, and epistolary verse in Occitan, as in French.
In comparison with even this last example, the ache in octosyllables discussed in scene 1 of Dorimond's La Comedie de la comedie, performed in December 1660 or January 1661, is what Chappuzeau would call a 'long discours', especially as none of the usual practical information is conveyed in its fourteen lines, devoted as they largely are to describing the play's plot and praising its language and rhyme.
Hotel Asia Minor," written in octosyllables and composed of seven irregularly rhymed eight-line stanzas, begins light-heartedly with the Chaplinesque figure of the poet making do in a bathroom where nothing works as it should.
In the first part, devoted to the verse poems, Murat dissects Rimbaud's work and explains its myriad poetic manifestations (alexandrines, decasyllables, octosyllables, etc.
The destination, the fulfilment of this poem, is a couplet of octosyllables, whose rhythmic structures mirror and complement each other.
thus scanned by Doughtie, are described as "iambic octosyllables.
15) The proposition that gl -- is eschewed is in line with the non-occurrence of wil --; and Itsumi might well have gone on to consider other octosyllables 'plus spondee': ch ia --, ia ch --, 2ch --, 2ia --.
In Connecticut JOHN TRUMBULL , whose wit had been directed against collegiate follies in The Progress of Dulness (1772-73), pointed it now toward Tories and mob-directed rebels in the deft octosyllables of M'FINGAL (1772-82), which became, perhaps after the ubiquitous
The lyric sequences in Piramus et Tisbe, with their use of disyllables and monorhymed octosyllables, also generate a fascinating, although necessarily speculative, suggestion that this text may hint at the original form of that genre which repeatedly defies definition: the Breton lay.
In the first section we have two monarhyme quatrains of octosyllables (I assume the omission of a line at the beginning), followed in the second by a monorhyme quatrain of heptasyllables.
At around the same time that Marie was "assembling" her Lais,(13) an anonymous nun of Barking composed a Vie d'Edouard le Confesseur, based on Aelred's Vita Sancti Edwardi regis et Confessoris, in 6685 octosyllables (between 1163 and 1170, according to its editor).
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