What works against this is precisely the metrical form
perhaps in the breach between standard metrical forms
Embodied in metrical form
and recollected by all Scots, such a national impress is in no danger of falling prey to imperial uniformity.
The line containing "Hope" might sound anti-iambic to the point of dropping beneath Symond's "minimum of metrical form
," but beneath the strident accents there remains a firm iambic structure.
He said the metrical form
was a modification of that used in Lady Geraldine's Courtship by Elizabeth Barrett Browning.
Instead, she gives us a relatively--but far from perfectly--regular rhythm in a metrical form
that both evokes traditional prosody and also departs from it.
But here, too, one may object that his insights - into the way phrases move us through a poem - tend to freeze into categories (movement toward, movement away from, a static moment (not a happy term), and moment of arrival), analytical terms (statement, extension, anticipation, arrival), and a graphic notation of capitalized abbreviations (ANT, ARR, STA, and EXT), to the point where he has students scanning for these phenomena as they scan lines for their metrical form
It seems to me, however, that metrical form
needs to be reintroduced to the conversation about Lanier and the political work we might imagine developing from prosodic structures.
One of the major Metaphysical poets who is noted for his mastery of metrical form
, his use of allegory and homely analogy, and his unwavering theme of religious devotion.
What matters in "How They Brought the Good News from Ghent to Aix" is less the content (in fact the good news remains a blank or "X") than the metrical form
of its transmission.
Their praise songs consist of a succession of loose stanzas with an irregular number of lines and a balanced metrical form
Like Hair, but for very different reasons, Fabb concludes that poetry--not just Browning's but metrical poetry generally--exhibits "two kinds of rhythmic, metrical form
: the generated metrical form
and the inferred metrical form