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(of verse) having a metric system based on stress rather than syllables or quantity

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The reader's only freedom, in her view, is the freedom to find the scansion that most closely approximates the "accentual variant [the poet] had in mind for this particular text segment" (132).
Syllabics are not metered because they are not accentual. They may be measured, in a form perceptible to both poet and reader, but they are not metered - because meter is, by definition, accentual-syllabic.
One solution proposed was the assumption that in iambic pentameter we have, in fact, an accentual meter with four beats.
The effect was to make decasyllabic verse more accentual and to call into question the syllabic ingredient in its structure.
In modern accentual or accentual-syllabic prosody, the meter of a verse is determined by the pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables in the verse.
Trediakovsky advocated the use of accentual rather than syllabic versification, arguing that the syllabic system then in use was a Western form that had been imposed on Russian poetry and that it was unsuited for Slavic verse.
Although Metrical Phonology studies the system of relative prominence of a language as a whole or in terms of its accentual pattern, some theoretical assumptions, objects and processes of investigation are given special attention.
2 [2016]: 221-242) reads Poems and Ballads' and Songs before Sunrise's hexameter poems in the context of contemporary experiments with hexameter that tested whether it could best approximate quantitative Greek meters in accentual English.
We know that such matters were far from incidental to Coleridge, who at the point of composition was obsessively experimenting with traditional quantitative meter: depending on whether we date "Kubla Khan" to 1797 or 1799, it falls immediately before or after a translation that would later be published under the title "Catullian Hendecasyllabics" (1834), a work that, whether by intention or design, cast the classical form in a looser accentual guise.
(In West Frankish manuscripts a sequence is called prosa, though Notker used the term ymnus (plural ymni) in the general sense of a song of praise.) Relying on Bede's De arte metrica, Bower demonstrates convincingly that Notker used the verb modulor to refer to rhythmic (or accentual) verse, and not the more common theoretical use to refer to pitch and melody.
Its decline, he says, would make it more difficult for people from diverse backgrounds to supress "accentual tics" and build careers in which they were judged on skills rather than background.
Its decline, he says, would make it more difficult for people from diverse background to supress "accentual tics" and build careers in which they were judged on skills rather than background.
The topics include whether Calpurnius is a postmodern author, declamation 2.0: reading Calpurnius whole, non contenti exemplis saeculi vestri: intertextuality and the declamatory tradition in Calpurnius, problems of paremiography in Calpurnius, and metrical and accentual clausulae as evidence for the date and origin of Calpurnius.
As the latest entry among these recent works, Cornelius's Reconstructing Alliterative Verse: The Pursuit of a Medieval Meter is notable not only for its endorsement of a continuous alliterative tradition, but also for its open challenge to the dominant "accentual paradigm," which, if accepted, could amount to a real paradigm shift in our understanding of the evolution of medieval English verse.
Of course this is to overread the natural history passage, but my purpose in thus misreading it is to illustrate that for Marianne Moore two aspects of composition, counting syllables and reading prose, are inextricably conjoined, and that the product of their marriage is not just verse that sounds prosy because the ear accustomed to accentual rhythms is deaf to units measured by syllable count, but prose whose constituents come to its surface and, in forming a diversion from what the writing says, participate in the revived materiality that animates poetic language.