Russian Binary Meters. Part Two. Chapters 5–6
Part I of Russian Binary Meters, the English translation of Kiril Taranovsky’s classic study Ruski dvodelni ritmovi (Taranovsky 1953), appeared in volume 7.2 (2020) of Studia Metrica et Poetica (pp. 110–176). Part I bears the title (inadvertently omitted from our translation) “Theoretical Bases for the Study of Russian Binary Meters”, and consists of the first four of the book’s nineteen sections. Following are the first two sections of Part II (“Historical Development of the Rhythmic Drive of Russian Binary Meters”), devoted, respectively, to the trochaic and iambic tetrameter. The reader should bear in mind that the numbering of sections and footnotes is continuous with the earlier installment, beginning here with Section 5 and footnote 71.