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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
by David Baker - 1996 - 368 pages
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The British essayists; with prefaces by A. Chalmers

British essayists - Fiction - 1823
...growth of happier climates, into a soil less adapted to its nature, and less favourable to its increase. Soft is the strain when Zephyr gently blows, And the...smooth stream in smoother numbers flows. But when loud billows lash the sounding shore, The hoarse rough verse should like the torrent roar. When Ajax strives...
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Melodious Guile: Fictive Pattern in Poetic Language

John Hollander - Poetry - 1990 - 262 pages
..."nevertheless" here into a case of "because" (in the same passage from An Essay on Criticism quoted above): "But when loud surges lash the sounding shore, / The...hoarse, rough Verse should like the torrent roar." The effusive speaker of Browning's youthful Pauline, his poetic confidence flagging, vows, "So, I will...
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Essay on Man and Other Poems

Alexander Pope - Philosophy - 1994 - 99 pages
...leam'd 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...smooth stream in smoother numbers flows; But when loud billows lash the sounding shore, The hoarse, rough verse should like the torrent roar. When Ajax strives...
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Mimic Fires: Accounts of Early Long Poems on Canada

D. Bentley - Literary Criticism - 1994 - 354 pages
...learned from An Essay on Criticism, particularly from Pope's examples of subjects requiring sibilance ("Soft is the strain when Zephyr gently blows, / And the smooth Stream in smoother numbers flows") and from his illustrations of the mimetic effectiveness of "long Vowels ("drags its slow length along";...
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The Arts and Human Development: A Psychological Study of the Artistic Process

Howard Gardner - Art - 1994 - 395 pages
...qualities at hand; 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 number lows; But when loud surges lash the sounding shore, The hoarse, rough verse should like the...
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Telling Rhythm: Body and Meaning in Poetry

Amittai F. Aviram - Literary Criticism - 1994 - 301 pages
...Eccho to the Seuse. Soft is the strain when Zephyc gently blows. And the smooth Stream in smoosher Numbers flows; But when loud Surges lash the sounding Shore, The hoarse, rough Verse shou'd like the Torrent toar. When Ajax strives, some Rock's vast Weight to thtow. The Line too labours,...
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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
...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, 370 The line too labours, and the words move slow: Not so, when swift...
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The Illicit Joyce of Postmodernism: Reading Against the Grain

Kevin J. H. Dettmar - Literary Criticism - 1996 - 276 pages
...form in poetry: 'Tis not enough no Harshness gives Offence, The 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 Rock's vast weight to throw, The Line too labours,...
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Poetic Designs: An Introduction to Meters, Verse Forms, and Figures of Speech

Stephen Adams - Poetry - 1997 - 256 pages
...sense: 365 - ~ i - • i - ' r • r ' Soft is the strain when Zephyr gently blows, -| ' ' r ' r ' r And the smooth stream in smoother numbers flows; But when loud surges lash the sounding shoar, The hoarse, rough verse should like the torrent roar. - T ' i ' i ' - r ' When Ajax strives,...
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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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