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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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The Works of Joseph Addison, Volumes 1-2

Joseph Addison - 1842
...lines in the same view: A needless Alexandrine ends the gong, That like a wounded snake drags itsslow P e gentry blows. And the smooth stream in smoother number* flow*: But when loud surges lash the sounding...
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Critical and Miscellaneous Essays, Volume 1

John Wilson - 1842
...[How could he ?] Only she wore a cap that was as white as snow." On reading this one may truly say, " A needless Alexandrine ends the song, That, like a wounded snake, drags its slow length along." In the last line, the words " that was" are plainly redundant, and are used to complete the measure....
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Critical and Miscellaneous Essays, Volume 1

John Wilson - 1842
...[How could he ?] Only she wore a cap that was as white as snow." On reading this one may truly say, " A needless Alexandrine ends the song, That, like a wounded snake, drags its slow length along." In the last line, the words " that was" are plainly redundant, and are used to complete the measure....
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Aids to English Composition

Richard Green Parker - 1845 - 50 pagina’s
...monster: While expletives their feeble aid do join, And ten low wards oft creep in one dull line." " A needless Alexandrine ends the song, That, like a wounded snake, drags its slow length along.' " Soft is the strain, when Zephyr gently blows, And the smooth stream in smoother numbers flows, But...
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The Sáhitya-darpaṇa Or Mirror of Composition of Viśvanátha: A Treatise on ...

Viśvanātha Kavirāja - 1994 - 444 pagina’s
...need should I have of Indra's rank ?" where the word «sqi (by thec) is wanting. 11 'Tig not enongh no harshness gives offence, The sound must seem an echo to the sense." Literal Incongruity when the letters are smooth is exemplified in the following stanza, addressed by...
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The Cambridge Paperback Guide to Literature in English

Ian Ousby - 1996 - 436 pagina’s
...alexandrine, and Pope vividly demonstrated the reasons for its relative unpopularity among English poets: 'A needless Alexandrine ends the song/ That like a wounded snake drags its slow length along'. The monometer (onefoot line) is rare, like the heptameter (seven-foot line), also called a 'fourteener'...
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News Values: Ideas for an Information Age, Volume 10

Jack Fuller - 1996 - 251 pagina’s
...organizational structure — that fits his purpose, keeping in mind the advice of Alexander Pope: 24 Tis not enough no harshness gives offence, The sound must seem an Echo to the sense. ( five ) ENS HNDLITERflRY TECHNIQUE OVER THE YEARS SOME JOURNALISM HAS LASTED WELL beyond its normal...
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Europe: A History

Norman Davies - 1996 - 1365 pagina’s
...interests: True ease in writing comes from art, not chance, As those move easiest who have learned to dance. Tis not enough no harshness gives offence, The sound must seem an echo of the sense. Ail nature is but art, unknown to Thee; All chance, direction which thou canst not see;...
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The Illicit Joyce of Postmodernism: Reading Against the Grain

Kevin J. H. Dettmar - 1996 - 276 pagina’s
...Criticism are both the locus classicus, and something of an early definition, of expressive 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 smooth stream in smoother...
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The Routledge History of Literature in English: Britain and Ireland

Ronald Carter, John McRae - 1997 - 584 pagina’s
...Criticism) True ease in writing comes from art, not chance, As those move easiest who have learned to dance. 'Tis not enough no harshness gives offence, The sound must seem an echo to the sense. (Essay on Criticism) All nature is but art, unknown to thee; All chance, direction which thou canst...
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