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Comparative Study of Verse: Language Probability Models

Style. 2014. Vol. 48. No. 2. P. 119-139.

One of the first comparative studying of metric organized texts is presented in this article. The metrical texts in different languages are studied against the probabilistic models, capable to predict their structural shape and constructed in compliance with certain conditions of versification. As a result of research it appeared that the most severe constraints of versification characterize the German verse and the early samples of Russian iamb, and most lungs -- are typical for the English poetry and for the Russian verse of the second half of 18th -- the beginning of the 19th century. Intermediate position between English (also late Russian) and German verse has the Dutch poetry of 16th-17th century.