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Databáze českých meter a výzkum českého verše 19. století
Database of Czech metres and research into 19th century Czech poetry

Author(s): Robert Kolár, Petr Plecháč
Subject(s): Literary Texts
Published by: Ústav pro českou literaturu Akademie věd České republiky
Keywords: Czech poetry; 19th century; versology; dactyl; sonnet; alexandrine; National Revival

Summary/Abstract: This article provides information on the Database of Czech Metres (DCM), which provides access to the metric and strophic description of almost 1,700 poetry collections from the 19th century and the early 20th century included in the Corpus of Czech Verse (CCV), with examples to show the usage options available. After a brief description of the DCM, attention focuses on 1) the representation of individual meters in DCM, 2) the function of unrhymed verses during the Czech National Revival, 3) the relationship between rhyme, strophe and metre patterns, 4) dactyls in the Czech National Revival, 5) the alexandrines of Jaroslav Vrchlický, 6) a comparison of the occurrence of fixed forms for Jan Neruda and Jaroslav Vrchlický, 7) the relationship between the sonnet and meter.

  • Issue Year: 63/2015
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 236-246
  • Page Count: 11