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" The sound must seem an echo to the sense : Soft is the strain when Zephyr gently blows, And the smooth stream in smoother numbers flows ; But when loud surges lash the sounding shore, The hoarse, rough verse should like the torrent roar : When Ajax strives... "
Meter in English: A Critical Engagement - Page v
edited by - 1996 - 368 pages
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Rules for the Dance: A Handbook for Writing and Reading Metrical Verse

Mary Oliver - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1998 - 194 pages
...learned to dance. 'Tis not enough no harshness gives offence, The sound must seem an echo to the sense. Soft is the strain when Zephyr gently blows, And the...hoarse, rough verse should like the torrent roar. It was many and many a year ago, In a kingdom by the sea, That a maiden there lived whom you may know...
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Selected Poetry

Alexander Pope - Poetry - 1998 - 226 pages
...harshness gives offence, The sound must seem an echo to the sense: Soft is the strain when Zephyr gendy blows, And the smooth stream in smoother numbers flows;...should like the torrent roar. When Ajax strives, some rock's vast weight to throw, 370 The line too labours, and the words move slow; Not so, when swift...
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Erzählte Räume: Studien zur Phänomenologie der epischen Geschehensumwelt

Dietrich Jäger - American fiction - 1998 - 325 pages
...Klanglichen): Tis not enough no Harshness give Offence, The Sound must seem an Eccho to the Sense, 365 Soft is the Strain when Zephyr gently blows, And the...Surges lash the sounding Shore, The hoarse, rough Verse shou'd like the Torrent roar. When Ajax strives, some Rock's vast Weight to throw, The Line too labours,...
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Rhythm and Will in Victorian Poetry

Matthew Campbell - Literary Criticism - 1999 - 272 pages
...'harshness' by art: 'Tis not enough no harshness gives offence. The sound must seem an echo to the sense: Soft is the strain when Zephyr gently blows. And the...should like the torrent roar: When Ajax strives some rock's vast weight to throw, The line too labours and the words move slow: (Essay on Criiicism, 364-71)'...
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A History of Japanese Literature

W. G. Aston - History - 2001 - 408 pages
...and thunder." His phonetic resources simply will not admit of it. Pope further advises that " W hen loud surges lash the sounding shore, The hoarse rough verse should like a torrent roar. When Ajax strives some rocKs vast weight to throw, The line too labours and the words...
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The Art of Poetry: How to Read a Poem

Shira Wolosky, Shira Wolosky Weiss - Literary Criticism - 2001 - 226 pages
...drags its slow length along," Pope shows how to do it right, imitating his subjects in his sounds: "But when loud Surges lash the sounding Shore, / The hoarse, rough Verse shou'd like the Torrent roar." At issue here is the poetic effect of connecting a particular rhythm...
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Poetry and the Fate of the Senses

Susan Stewart - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 447 pages
...as a mode of ornament can make meaning seem ornamental as well: "When Alexander strives some rock's vast weight to throw / The line too labors, and the words move slow." Is Alexander, then, the example of the sound or the sound the example of Alexander? Although Pope has...
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Dictionary of Literature in English

Sarah King - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 189 pages
...(onomatopoeia is sometimes called "echoism") and gives as an example: When Ajax strives some rock's vast weight to throw The line too labors, and the words move slow open couplet: a couplet in verse where the sense is not complete by the end of the second line, but...
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Classic Writings on Poetry

William Harmon - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 538 pages
...leam'd to dance, Tis not enough no Harshness gives Offence. I lie Sound must seem an Eccho to the Sense. Soft is the Strain when Zephyr gently blows, And the...Surges lash the sounding Shore, The hoarse, rough Verse shou'd like the Torrent roar. When Ajax strives, some Rocks' vast Weight to throw, The Line too labours,...
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A Jacques Barzun Reader: Selections from His Works

Jacques Barzun - Literary Collections - 2003 - 640 pages
...gives offence/The sound must seem an Echo to the sense." He goes on to illustrare the proposition: Soft is the strain when Zephyr gently blows And the smooth stream in smoother numbers Hows; But when loud surges lash the sounding shore, The hoarse rough verse should like the torrent...
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