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THE RHYTHMS OF ENGLISH SPEECH
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acceptable alliteration allow already alternation approach beat beginning chapter classical common complex conventions course create demands demotion deviation discussion distinction double offbeat duple effect emphasis English established example expect experience expressive fact falling final five-beat four four-beat function further give given hand iambic implied offbeat important indicate initial instance inversion kind language less linguistic literary means metre metrical pattern movement natural nonstresses noted observed occur opening optional pairing particular pause pentameter perceived perhaps phrase poem poetry poets position possible preference principle produces promotion pronunciation provides reader reading realisation reflect regular relationship result rhyme rhythm rhythmic rising rules scansion semantic sense sequence simple single sounds speech stanza stress strong structure subordination suggest syntactic tension theory third tradition triple trochaic underlying units unstressed syllables usually variation verse