A statistical approach to the classification of Russian non-classical meters (a case study of Joseph Brodsky’s so-called “blank accentual verse”).

2016. №4, 112-133

Alexander M. Levashov a, @, Alexander V. Prokhorov b
a Russian State University for the Humanities, Moscow, 125267, Russian Federation;
b Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, 119991, Russian Federation;
@ alexanderlevashoff@gmail.com


The distribution of non-stressed intervals (the interval grid) is analyzed in 25 blank poems by Joseph Brodsky, which do not fit into the templates of classical accentual-syllabic meters. The poems are divided into groups according to interval grid structure. Metrical features of each group are described.