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Should you pronounce the normally silent 'e' before a consonant in French poetry?

The advice is not quite right. What you do is pronounce an e caduc /ə/ if the meter requires the syllable. I hear the reader as pronouncing the e /ə/ in « une femme » — very quickly, but more than I'...
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Question on the deletion of schwa

We could represent the deep phonology of américaine as /a.me.ʁi.kɛ.nə/, the final vowel being a schwa. However, in so-called Standard French, this final /ə/ is dropped in most contexts in words that ...
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Question on the deletion of schwa

The schwa deletion only happens with the first word (américaine) and affects its final e. There is no schwa in the remaining words.
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«L’Est-e du Québec», «un film-e d’horreur»: des E euphoniques?

Ce phénomène de [ə] euphonique n'est pas limité au Québec. Je ne sais pas s'il est plus prononcé au Québec qu'ailleurs, mais il existe aussi en France. En règle générale, en français, on n'aime pas ...
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Should you pronounce the normally silent 'e' before a consonant in French poetry?

This is called "Diérèse" if I remember correctly. Basically you pronounce the normally non-sounding "e" to have the right number of syllables. Let's say you always want 12 for each ...
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Should I pronounce 'e' in the ending?

In French, the letter e is often silent, such as at the end of a word, as in collège. There are several rules governing when e muet must be retained and when it must be deleted. Note however that ...
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Transcription du mot « recevoir »

La séquence [sv] est très rare en français. J'imagine que ça peut expliquer la réalisation plus fréquente de ce e, en particulier quand le mot recevoir est prononcé seul. Recevoir n'est d'ailleurs pas ...
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