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" Then, at the last and only couplet fraught With some unmeaning thing they call a thought, A needless Alexandrine ends the song, That, like a wounded snake, drags its slow length along. "
The Spectator ... - Pagina 4
door Joseph Addison - 1803
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Deconstruction as Analytic Philosophy

Samuel C. Wheeler - 2000 - 294 pagina’s
...Night a Traveler. Perhaps most famously, Pope's Essay on Criticism partially consists of lines such as "A needless Alexandrine ends the song, / That, like a wounded snake, drags its slow length along."2 Much self-reference of interest to critics is less transparent. The text has a "surface" reading...
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The Motivated Sign: Iconicity in Language and Literature 2

Olga Fischer, Max Nšnny - 2001 - 387 pagina’s
...354-357): Then, at the last, and only Couplet fraught With some unmeaning Thing they call a Thought, A needless Alexandrine ends the Song, That like a wounded Snake, drags its slow length along. The above sequence of iambic pentameters ends in the long (hexametric) alexandrine "That like a wounded...
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A Dictionary of Language

David Crystal - 2001 - 390 pagina’s
...length makes it unpopular in English a feature captured in the Essay on Criticism hy Pope: A nvedless Alexandrine ends the song, / That, like a wounded snake, drags its slow length along. >*.metrics. alexia >dyslexia. Algeria tpopulation in 1995 estimated at 28,513,0001 The official language...
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The Origins of English Words: A Discursive Dictionary of Indo-European Roots

Joseph Twadell Shipley - 2001 - 636 pagina’s
...to. His words, "The oath should be an echo to the sense," echo Pope's Essay in Criticism. 1, 364-65: Tis not enough no harshness gives offence, The sound must seem an echo of the sense. Among Acres' oaths are "Odds whips and wheels!" . . . "Odds triggers and flint!" . ....
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The Innocents Abroad

Mark Twain - 2002 - 214 pagina’s
...was so trim a boy. 63. ages . . . along: From Alexander Pope, An Essay on Criticism, lines 356-57: A needless Alexandrine ends the song That, like a wounded snake, drags its slow length along. 64. "butchered . . . bolyday": From Childe Harold's Pilgrimage, Canto IV, Stanza 141. 65. it. . . Oliver:...
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Dictionary of Literature in English

Neil King, Sarah King - 2002 - 189 pagina’s
...considered the line to be clumsy, illustrating it in his ESSAY ON CRITICISM thus: alienation effect A needless Alexandrine ends the song That like a wounded snake drags its slow length along The alexandrine after the pentameter makes the point, but Pope cheats a little by using monosyllabic...
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Meter and Meaning: An Introduction to Rhythm in Poetry

Thomas (University of Southern Maine Carper, USA), Thomas Carper, Derek Attridge, Derek (University of York Attridge, UK) - 2003 - 156 pagina’s
...True ease in writing comes from art, not chance, As those move easiest who have learn 'd to dance. 'Tis not enough no harshness gives offence; The sound must seem an echo to the sense. Here is our performance. The alternate performances that we can hear readily are indicated on additional...
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Evangelicalism in the Church of England C.1790-c.1890: A Miscellnay

Mark Smith, Stephen Taylor - 2004 - 339 pagina’s
...have much to humble me. How profitable & comforting those services might be. May my Holy l.'ather i22 'A needless Alexandrine ends the song. That, like a wounded snake, drags its slow length along', from Alexander Pope's An essay on criticism (1711). 421 Matthew xiii. 25. 424 Galatians vi. 2. enabled...
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Lofty Dogmas: Poets on Poetics

Deborah Brown, Annie Finch, Maxine Kumin - 2005 - 440 pagina’s
...alone require, Tho' oft the Ear the open Vowels tire, While Expletives their feeble Aid do join. . . . A needless Alexandrine ends the Song, That like a wounded Snake, drags its slow length along. . True ease in Writing comes from Art, not Chance As those move easiest who have learn'd to Dance....
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Meaning and Use

A. Margalit - 2007 - 308 pagina’s
...Alexander Pope who expressed, perhaps unthinkingly, the classical goal of linguistic theory, saying: " 'Tis not enough no harshness gives offence; The sound must seem an echo to the sense." 41 1 plead for an institutional amendment: " 'Tis not enough no harshness gives abuse; The sound must...
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