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" 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 smooth stream in smoother numbers flows ; But when loud surges lash the sounding shore, The hoarse rough verse should... "
The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope - Page 59
by Alexander Pope - 1904 - 505 pages
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Horace for Students of Literature: The "Ars Poetica" and Its Tradition

O. B. Hardison, Leon Golden - Literary Criticism - 1995 - 395 pages
...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:...skims along the main. Hear how Timotheus' varied lays surprise, And bid alternate passions fall and rise! While at each change, the son of Libyan Jove Now...
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Poetic Designs: An Introduction to Meters, Verse Forms, and Figures of Speech

Stephen Adams - Poetry - 1997 - 256 pages
...lash the sounding shoar, The hoarse, rough verse should like the torrent roar. - T ' i ' i ' - r ' When Ajax strives, some rock's vast weight to throw,...slow; Not so when swift Camilla scours the plain, ' - i • ' r ' r ' i" i - ' Flies o'er th'unbending corn, and skims along the main ... Sceptics who...
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Theorie der literarischen Gattungen: ein Handbuch für Studierende der ...

András Horn - Drama - 1998 - 207 pages
...„nochmals sagt", die vierte Zeile dagegen Flinkheit: When Ajax strives some rock's vast weight to throw, The line, too, labours, and the words move slow; Not...o'er th" unbending corn, and skims along the main. Um nur zwei Mittel der prosodisch bewerkstelligten Verlangsamung hervorzuheben: Im 2. Vers sind sogar...
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Rhythm and Will in Victorian Poetry

Matthew Campbell - Literary Criticism - 1999 - 272 pages
In Rhythm and Will in Victorian Poetry, first published in 1999, Matthew Campbell explores the work of four Victorian poets - Tennyson, Browning, Hopkins and Hardy - as they ...
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Dictionary of Poetic Terms

Jack Elliott Myers, Don C. Wukasch - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 434 pages
...seem an echo of the sense": When Ajax strives some rock's vast weight to throw The line too labors, and the words move slow; Not so when swift Camilla...o'er th' unbending corn, and skims along the main. In its more specifically imitative sense, o. echoes the sound it names, as in Tennyson's famous lines:...
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Classic Writings on Poetry

William Harmon - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 538 pages
...hoarse, rough Verse shou'd like the Torrent roar. When Ajax strives, some Rocks' vast Weight to throw, The Line too labours, and the Words move slow; Not...so, when swift Camilla scours the Plain, Flies o'er th'imbending Com, and skims along the Main I lear how Timotheus' vary'd Lays surprize, And bid Altemate...
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The Arts in Mind: Pioneering Texts of a Coterie of British Men of Letters

Ruth Katz, Ruth HaCohen - Philosophy - 2003 - 431 pages
...Blows, And the smooth Stream in smoother numhers Flows; But when loud Surges lash the sounding Shore, The hoarse, rough Verse should like the Torrent roar....When Ajax strives some Rock's vast Weight to throw, The Line too lahours, and the Words move slow; Not so, when swift Camilla scours the Plain, Flies o'er...
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Arabian Studies

R. B. Serjeant, R. L. Bidwell - History - 2005 - 192 pages
The articles in this volume cover a wide variety of themes, mainly in the fields of history and social anthropology, with one paper on a literary topic, making this a book of ...
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Theory Into Poetry: New Approaches to the Lyric

Eva Müller-Zettelmann, Margarete Rubik - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 375 pages
...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 some rock's vast weight to throw, The line too labours, and the words move slow; Not so, when swift Camilla scours the plain, Flies o'er...
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The Pleasure of Poetry: Reading and Enjoying British Poetry from Donne to Burns

Nicolas H. Nelson - Literary Criticism - 2006 - 267 pages
Takes readers on a tour of the major works and figures of 17th- and 18th-century English poetry.
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