A Footnote on French Prosody

Cowley, Malcolm
May 1944
New Republic;5/22/44, Vol. 110 Issue 21, p714
Focuses on the rules of French prosody. Statement that French verse was reduced from early times to syllables in a line for simplification; Illustration of the rule by author André Gide, by writing a line containing eight mute "e's," not containing the feminine ending; Use of syllables in French poetry.


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