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This article is concerned with the skilful use made by Victorian poets of the four-beat line with varied offbeats and a strong, easily grasped rhythm, sometimes known as ‘dolnik’ verse. The poems considered include those by Alfred Tennyson, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Robert Browning, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Edward Lear, Algernon Charles Swinburne, Rudyard Kipling, and Thomas Hardy.
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