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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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Collins Quotation Finder

2001 - 829 pagina’s
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Advanced Acting: Style, Character, and Performance

Robert Cohen - 2002 - 268 pagina’s
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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 - 672 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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An Exaltation of Forms: Contemporary Poets Celebrate the Diversity of Their Art

Annie Finch, Kathrine Varnes - 2002 - 442 pagina’s
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Augustan Measures: Restoration and Eighteenth-century Writings on Prosody ...

Richard Bradford - 2002 - 247 pagina’s
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Classic Writings on Poetry

William Harmon - 2003 - 538 pagina’s
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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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