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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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A History of European Versification

M. L. Gasparov

Oxford University Press

The first chapter talked about the national versification systems in Europe as they exist in a close inter-relationship. The next chapter focused on the development of one or another verse form in particular languages. The other chapters talked about the cultural influences that defined the development and the struggles observed between the demands of the language and system of versification. Permanent interaction between literary and popular culture is important for the development of a particular verse forms.

Keywords:   close inter-relationship, development, cultural influences, versification, permanent interaction

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