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A History of European Versification$
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M. L. Gasparov, G. S. Smith, and Leofranc Holford-Strevens

Print publication date: 1996

Print ISBN-13: 9780198158790

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158790.001.0001

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The Expansion of Syllabo-Tonic Verse

The Expansion of Syllabo-Tonic Verse

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(p.238) 10 The Expansion of Syllabo-Tonic Verse
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A History of European Versification
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M. L. Gasparov

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158790.003.0010

This chapter introduces the establishment of syllabo-tonic versification in Russian poetry, which had great importance for the way versification developed in many Eastern European languages. Czech poetry was the first to assimilate the syllabo-tonic verse. Slovak literary verse repeated this evolution but there was a certain time-lag. During the 1840s, the consolidation of the syllabo-tonic system in German started to influence the Serbian and Croatian poetry and this rested on a long prehistory of gradual syllabo-tonicization of folk syllabic verse by literary verse. The writing of literary verse and Bulgarian versification started after several centuries of Turkish oppression. The syllabo-tonic system reached its apogee in European versification in the second-half of the 19th century.

Keywords:   syllabo-tonic versification, Czech poetry, Serbian poetry, Croatian poetry, syllabo-tonicization, Bulgarian versification, European versification

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