English Language and Literature ETDs

Publication Date

1-1-1936

Abstract

The metrical study, based on Frost's blank verse only, was made for the purpose of determining the quality of his blank verse, and the effect produced by the use of substitutions, feminine endings, run-on lines, and end-stop lines. The metrical tables have been compiled after a careful study of 1811 lines of Frost's blank verse. Ten of what are commonly considered among his best poems in blank verse were used as a basis for the study. The metrical findings in the blank verse of each of the five books of the author's poetry have also been tabulated. A final table sums up the metrical practices in the total 4451 lines of blank verse.

Degree Name

English

Level of Degree

Masters

Department Name

English

First Committee Member (Chair)

George St. Clair

Second Committee Member

Dane Farnsworth Smith

Third Committee Member

Francis Monroe Kercheville

Language

English

Document Type

Thesis

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