Adopting the metrical
account advanced by Hayes (1995), we find that loan words as spoken by natives of BJAN have a moraic trochaic system and involve left-to-right foot parsing.
Auden indeed gives thanks for meter as a much-needed check on the self: "Blessed be all metrical
rules that forbid automatic responses, / force us to have second thoughts, free us from the fetters of self.
Understanding meter as a case of rhythmic regularity, or rhythm as a controlled departure from a metrical
base, offers a conveniently simplified way to discuss rhythm and to combat its daunting vagueness.
instead of relying on metrical
feet of a stumbling prosody--is to begin to get at what makes good good, bad bad, and chaos chaotic.
The United Presbyterian Mission committees charged with preparing metrical
psalms, however, "oscillated between the adoption of Eastern and Western meters.
Lanier's notation must be regarded as a form of (re)mediation; Prins provocatively suggests that the nineteenth century's "proliferation of metrical
treatises" (and, one might add, the twentieth and twenty-first century's) are less descriptions than a long line of continued re-figurations.
Scholarly study of the metrical
psalms as literature nicely reflects the changing emphases in critical scholarship in the past eighty years or so.
In the new study, researchers at Cambridge have shown, using a music task, that this is linked to a broader difficulty in perceiving rhythmic patterns, or metrical
Pointing to these idealist assertions about meter, scholars such as Dennis Taylor and more recently Pinch have plotted a move toward abstraction--what Taylor has labeled % growing consensus about the abstract nature of metrical
form"--in prosody of the second half of the nineteenth century.
This follows general agogic and metrical
patterns function on two levels in Frasca's work: as the crystallization in verse of experience (at all levels: everyday, political, amorous, but also sensorial) and as a screen, or frame, which controls linguistic flow.
With over 150 Elizabethan editions, this metrical
psalter and its predecessors were "some of the best-selling evangelical literature" and provided many of the "best-known translations of scripture" (5).