July 1, 1956

A Note on Meter

By Arnold Stein

What does meter do in a poem? It is already a kind of form before the poet begins his poem. And what happens finally to meter? Is it absorbed into […]

July 1, 1956

Mr. Stein on Donne

By Seymour Chatman

I should like to question Professor Stein’s interpretation of the meter of Donne’s Elegy X (Kenyon Review, XIII, 261-2, and reprinted in expanded form in the present issue). Mr. Stein’s […]