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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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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

Neil King, 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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The Arts in Mind: Pioneering Texts of a Coterie of British Men of Letters

Ruth Katz, Ruth HaCohen - Philosophy - 2003 - 431 pages
...specific Difference hetween the ancient and modern Compositions, and consequently their Excellency, s. "Soft is the Strain when zephyr gently Blows, And the smooth Stream in smoother numhers Flows; But when loud Surges lash the sounding Shore, The hoarse, rough Verse should like the...
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Writing Metrical Poetry: Contemporary Lessons for Mastering Traditional Forms

William Baer - Poetry - 2006 - 264 pages
...learned to dance. 'Tis not enough no harshness gives offense, 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 labors, and the words move slow; Not so, when swift Camilla...
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The Art of Effective Public Speaking

Ernest Pertwee - Self-Help - 2006 - 280 pages
...appearance together.' Note the melody and strength in these four lines from Pope's Essay on Criticism : ' Soft is the strain when zephyr gently blows, And the...hoarse, rough verse should like the torrent roar' The following excerpt, full of imagination, is by Elizabeth Barrett Browning: — ' Nothing is small...
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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
...the strain when Zephyr gently blows, the west wind And the smooth stream in smoother numbers (lows; But when loud surges lash the sounding shore, The...should like the torrent roar. When Ajax strives some rock's vast weight to throw, powerful Greek warrior The line too labors, and the words move slow; Not...
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