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Database of Czech Metres

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In the Database of Czech metres (DCM) we make publicly available the metrical and stanzaic description of 1,689 poetry collections (76,699 poems) from the 19th and early 20th centuries contained in the Corpus of Czech Verse. DCM allows (in addition to standard bibliographic data) to search for and statistically evaluate data by:
  • Verse metre | length | the end of a line
  • Metrical pattern
  • Rhymed/Unrhymed and Stanzaic/Non-stanzaic character of the text
  • Stanza and rhyme scheme
  • Commonly used names of the metre (alexandrine, hexametre...)
  • Fixed forms (sonnet, rondel...)
(The list of the categories used in DCM see here.)
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Development of tools located at this website, website development and its English (Gabriela Brůhova) and Russian (Evgenia Tumanova) translations were supported by Czech Science Foundation (P406/11/1825) and by the long-term conceptual development of a research institution 68378068.
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