Performing Rhythm Through Enunciation: Prose Versus Poetry
In this article, Maryvonne Boisseau, argues that rhythms set the conditions of the performance of a text. Two texts (prose and poetry) describing a lighthouse are compared. The notions of rhythm, enunciation and prosodic condensation are introduced. The first hypothesis postulates that the rhythms contributing to the significance of either text are inscribed in a similar geopoetic background; the second stipulates that the lighthouse's significance is construed by the texts' enunciation; the last assumes that, when the texts are performed, the traditional distinction between prose and poetry is blurred by the voice that carries the words to an audience.
Boisseau, Maryvonne (2021). Performing Rhythm Through Enunciation: Prose Versus Poetry. About Lighthouses. In: R. L. Victoria Pöhls/ Mariane Utudji (Eds.), Powerful Prose (129-144). Bielefeld: transcript Verlag. https://doi.org/10.14361/9783839458808-009