Stanza, Rhyme and Metre in 19th-Century Byelorussian Verse

The 19th century is an important period in the history of Belarusian versification for it saw a number of major evolutionary changes: from the syllabic verse which, partly under Czech and Polish influence, had flourished in the late mediaeval period, to syllabo-tonic patterns and finally, in Bahushevich and his contemporaries, the tonic verse which was to find its ultimate justification as the foundation for Bahdanovich's viersh bielaruskaha skladu... 

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