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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... "
The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope: With His Last Corrections, Additions ... - Pagina 113
door Alexander Pope - 1804 - 754 pagina’s
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Theorie der literarischen Gattungen: ein Handbuch für Studierende der ...

András Horn - 1998 - 207 pagina’s
...zweite eine langsame, mühsame Bewegung metrisch „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 so, when swift Camilla scours the plain, Flies o'er th" unbending corn, and skims along the main....
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Rhythm and Will in Victorian Poetry

Matthew Campbell - 1999 - 272 pagina’s
...'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...throw, The line too labours and the words move slow: (Essay on Criiicism, 364-71)' In a polemic designed to rescue metrical matters from technical prescription,...
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Collected Works Of Samuel Alexander

Samuel Alexander - 2000 - 1988 pagina’s
...the stars Eastward were sparkling clear, and in the west The orange sky of evening died away. 1 Eg: When Ajax strives some rock's vast weight to throw, The line too labours and the words move slow. or The moan of doves in immemorial elms And murmur of innumerable bees. * The remark comes from Mr....
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The Art of Poetry: How to Read a Poem

Shira Wolosky, Shira Wolosky Weiss, Professor of English and American Literature Shira Wolosky - 2001 - 226 pagina’s
...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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Sound, Sense, and Rhythm: Listening to Greek and Latin Poetry

Mark W. Edwards - 2004 - 191 pagina’s
...Among those primarily concerned with English poetry, Fussell (1979: 36), speaking of Pope's famous "When Ajax strives some rock's vast weight to throw...| The line too labours, and the words move slow," notes, besides the spondaic-for-iambic substitutions, "the contribution of cacaphony (that is, the...
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Dictionary of Literature in English

Neil King, Sarah King - 2002 - 189 pagina’s
...of the sound echoing the sense (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...
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The Arts in Mind: Pioneering Texts of a Coterie of British Men of Letters

Ruth Katz, Ruth HaCohen - 2003 - 431 pagina’s
...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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Arabian Studies

R. B. Serjeant, R. L. Bidwell - 2005 - 192 pagina’s
...Wolf, thou wailest. Surely these lives of ours, thine and my own, go empty, robbed of prosperity. 72 * When Ajax strives, some Rock's vast Weight to throw. The Line too labours, and the Words move slow. Alexander Pope, An essay on criticism, 11. 370-1. t Not so, when swift Camilla scours the Plain, Flies...
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The Routledge Dictionary of Literary Terms

Peter Childs, Professor Peter Childs, Roger Fowler - 2006 - 253 pagina’s
...in pronunciation). All are exemplified in Alexander Pope's famous exercise 'An Essay in Criticism': 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, Flie o'er th'unbending corn, and skims along the main....
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The Art of Effective Public Speaking

Ernest Pertwee - 2006 - 280 pagina’s
...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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