Sherwood Forest, for instance, is a killing field of accentual integrity.
Rebus sic stantibus, what's the use of talking about quantitative and accentual verse, as if they were really two kinds of verse?
The series of values for the four accentual positions follows.
In the other hymn, also to the Cross, assonance and rhyme foretell the coming transformation of metre to accentual verse.
First, the quantitative character of the ancient rhythms as opposed to the accentual character of English verse.
And he expounds the English accentual verse-system with clearness and vigor.
Under these circumstances there can, I think, be little doubt as to the literary parentage of Spenser's accentual measure.
The main law for all accentual versification is this, that verse-accent must always coincide with word-accent.
accentual verses of four, six, and seven feet were already familiar long before Chaucer's time.
For these, too, the general law observed in all accentual poetry holds good, viz.