Carole Birkan-Berz in "Traduire le rythme non iambique" (Palimpsestes 27: 81-99) also concentrates on the discordant in meter: how can Hopkins's sprung rhythm
and other non-iambic meters be translated into other languages, especially French?
Hopkins's poetry, Martin shows, with its binding of the visual to the audible through diacritical marks, demands a level of visual attention in addition to oral recitation to fully invoke the power of his innovative sprung rhythm
. In 'The Wreck of the Deutschland', the eye, 'held by the yoke of a visible rhythm' (p.
Which English poet devised the concept of 'sprung rhythm
Hopkins develop their idiosyncratic poetics (isochrony and sprung rhythm
, respectively) at least partly in response to Spasmodic style's perceived affront to the social order.
Hopkins's Poetics of Speech Sound: Sprung Rhythm
, Lettering, Inscape.
Even his principal defender, the eventual poet laureate Robert Bridges, "was never wholly at ease with his friend's work"--surely the general public would not warm to this sprung rhythm
, this new sort of poetry.
Gilman's prose approaches the condition of poetry: written in enjambed iambics, (iambic X-ameter), combined with the sprung rhythm
of Gerard Manley Hopkins' revival of Old English verse.
12 Which Victorian poet, developer of "sprung rhythm
" and the idea of "inscape", studied theology at St Beuno's College near St Asaph?
The reason for Hopkins's syntactical and metrical innovation--his "sprung rhythm
," a reaction against iambic pentameter--is more spiritual than structural.
More specifically, she probes the conflicts between sensuality and discipline, especially in the priest-poet's use of the sonnet form, in his "sprung rhythm
," and in the contrast between anguish and self-display in his Terrible Sonnets.
Stablemate Blowing Wind is next best at 14-1 with Coral, along with the much publicised Top Cees, Sprung Rhythm
, Moorish and Whip Hand.