he class will be run as a workshop with some lecture. Part of each session will deal with the definition of a form for the next week, with examples--I will be looking to you for some research here. I will assign one or two of you each time to bring in examples of the next form. The rest of the time will be given over to a discussion of your work. «»
List of form assignments, in order:
1. General scansion exercise.
2. Anglo-Saxon prosody
Anglo-Saxon; 8 lines for us; 4-beat lines with caesura and
French, syllabic; 8 lines for us; quatrains, with end refrain
4. Terza rima
Italian, accentual syllabic; 11 lines for us; triplets, interlocking
Greek; 12 lines for us; accentual syllabic, unrhymed, 11
syllable line, odd quatrains).
French, syllabic; 12 or 15 lines; 2 rhymes and a repeated
Italian or English; 14 lines; accentual syllabic.
French, syllabic; 19 lines, rhyme, refrains.
French, syllabic; 39 lines; end word sequence pattern (envoi).