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By Vijay Seshadri

Winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry

Vijay Seshadri’s new poetry is guaranteed and professional, his line as canny as ever. In an array of poetic types from the rhyming lyric to the philosophical meditation to the prose essay, 3 Sections confronts complicated divisions of latest life—a wayward background, an indeterminate destiny, and a gift situation of desirous to outthink time. this is often a rare booklet, witty and vivacious, by way of one in all America’s most sensible poets.

The long-awaited 3rd poetry publication by way of Vijay Seshadri, “one of the main revered poets operating in the United States today” - Time Out New York

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By insisting on the number of syllables, I do not mean to suggest that there were no stress or rhythmic accents at all in Miraval's poetry. Stress as a feature of performance was surely operative in Miraval's cansos; and in the eight-syllable line which he preferred, such stresses were doubtless mobile, playing across the metrical framework and including some of the tensions described by Dragonetti with reference to a ten-syllable line (La technique poetique, pp. 508-11), although the eight-syllable line had no caesura.

The particular aspect of rhyme scheme that will form the subject of my remarks is therefore not so much the intricacies of various possible arrangements, although that will perforce be a factor, but rather how 1 The most important source of information about troubadour verse structures remains Istvan Frank's Repertoire metrique de la poesie des troubadours, 2 vols. (Pans, 1953-57). The book he projected before his untimely death ("Recherches sur la versification des troubadours"), for which the Repertoire was intended only to furnish the primary materials (p.

Movement from la to re or emphasis either on the fifth la-mi or on the triad la-do-mi characterize both, with inner cadences falling on sol, do, or la. The foregoing remarks on modality in Miraval's melodies have pointed up a possible coordination between the final of a song and the homogeneity of melodic formulae. While the melodies closing on SOL or DO exhibit few common organizing motifs, those closing on RE or FA—and to them we may add the two songs on LA—are characterized by motivic similarities, both within each group and within the set of groups as a whole.

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