James Fenton Quote: “The iambic pentameter owes its pre-eminence…”

The iambic pentameter owes its pre-eminence in English poetry to its genius for variation. Good blank verse does not sound like a series of identically measured lines. It sounds like a series of subtle variations on the same theme.

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Name: James Fenton
Profession: Poet
Nationality: British
Birthday: April 25, 1949
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