Impressions and Expressions of Ijon
Microsoft Word Criticizes Homer|
The point is that meter is quite convention-based.
Not a point to labor, since the force of my initial cynical claim (that MS would insist upon simple syllable count) comes from the fact that the convention for Epic poetry is radically different from that which is now typically used in English poetry.
What, again, am I confusing?
Simple count with easy counting. The task of counting syllables would not be easy; the result would be simple, and inappropriate to Epic poetry.