7] If the invasion of the legitimate sphere of prose in England by the spirit of poetry, weaker or stronger, has been something far deeper than is indicated by that tendency to write unconscious blank verse
, which has made it feasible to transcribe about one-half of Dickens's otherwise so admirable Barnaby Rudge in blank-verse lines, a tendency (outdoing our old friend M.
I wrote, I wrote everything--ponderous essays, scientific and sociological short stories, humorous verse, verse of all sorts from triolets and sonnets to blank verse
tragedy and elephantine epics in Spenserian stanzas.
The Passing of Arthur is written in blank verse
, that is verse which does not rhyme, and which depends like the old English verse on the accent.
Whether or not any stanza form is as well adapted as blank verse
or the rimed couplet for prolonged narrative is an interesting question, but there can be no doubt that Spenser's stanza, firmly unified, in spite of its length, by its central couplet and by the finality of the last line, is a discovery of genius, and that the Alexandrine, 'forever feeling for the next stanza,' does much to bind the stanzas together.
For a time, so steeped was he in the plays and in the many favorite passages that impressed themselves almost without effort on his brain, that all the world seemed to shape itself into forms of Elizabethan tragedy or comedy and his very thoughts were in blank verse
1742 - 1746) A poem by Edward Young, written in nine books in blank verse
It does not "shape the making" of the reader of, for example, Wyatt's masterpiece, the Penitential Psalms, or Surrey's invention of blank verse
in his subjective restructuring of Europe's communal epic, the Aeneid - both working from a very different ideological dialectic than that in Pandarism.
Couplets were also frequently introduced into the blank verse
of Elizabethan and Jacobean drama for heightened dramatic emphasis at the conclusion of a long speech or in running dialogue, as in the following example from Shakespeare's Richard II:
The hero, about whose tragic life Rogers wrote in blank verse
of little merit, is Pontiac, against whom Rogers had fought but whom apparently he admired.
Malenkiye tragedi, 1830) Four short dramatic works in blank verse
by Aleksandr Pushkin.
Instead he employs blank verse
to contain Petrarch's hendecasyllables for the sonnets and matches the syllabic line for other types of poem.
Datta experimented ceaselessly with diction and verse forms, and it was he who introduced amitraksar (a form of blank verse
with run-on lines and varied caesuras), the Bengali sonnet (both Petrarchan and Shakespearean variants) and many original lyric stanzas.