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Reading the RhythmThe Poetics of French Free Verse 1910-1930$
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Clive Scott

Print publication date: 1993

Print ISBN-13: 9780198158820

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158820.001.0001

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Blaise Cendrars, Dix-neuf poèmes élastiques (1919)

Blaise Cendrars, Dix-neuf poèmes élastiques (1919)

The Prosody of Orphism

(p.121) 5 Blaise Cendrars, Dix-neuf poèmes élastiques (1919)
Reading the Rhythm

Clive Scott

Oxford University Press

This chapter discusses Blaise Cendrars' poetry, in particular his Dix-neuf poèmes élastiques and the prevailing prosody of Orphism surrounding his poetry. In this chapter, the elements of rhythm, prosody, scansion, and metre are evaluated and assessed in Cendrars'Dix-neuf poèmes élastiques within the principles and context of the new visual art movement Orphism.

Keywords:   Blaise Cendrars, poetry, prosody, Orphism, rhythm, metre, scansion, Cendrars, visual art

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