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" The barge she sat in, like a burnish'd throne, Burn'd on the water: the poop was beaten gold; Purple the sails, and so perfumed, that The winds were love-sick with them: the oars were silver; Which to the tune of flutes kept stroke, and made The water,... "
The Plays of William Shakespeare - Page 34
by William Shakespeare - 1804
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Soundscape: The School of Sound Lectures, 1998-2001

Larry Sider, Jerry Sider, Diane Freeman - 2003 - 242 pages
...taking her to her first meeting with Anthony in Shakespeare's play is perhaps the classic example: '... the oars were silver, Which to the tune of flutes...beat to follow faster, As amorous of their strokes.' The words between 'stroke' and 'faster' require the speaker to push through the resistance of the line-break,...
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Antony and Cleopatra

William Shakespeare, Tony Farrell - 2004 - 208 pages
...cropped bore fruit ENOBARBUS I will tell you. 185 The barge she sat in, like a burnished throne, Burned on the water. The poop was beaten gold; Purple the...Which to the tune of flutes kept stroke, and made 190 The water which they beat to follow faster, As amorous of their strokes. For her own person, It...
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Shakespeare, Italy, and Intertextuality

Michele Marrapodi - 2004 - 278 pages
...the sea is recollected in the peculiar enchanted and erotic harmony of sea and oars in Shakespeare: 'the oars were silver, / Which to the tune of flutes...beat to follow faster, / As amorous of their strokes' (2.2.204-7). The complete series of intermedi, in fact, anticipate and elaborate Shakespeare in celebrating...
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The Practical Shakespeare: The Plays in Practice and on the Page

Colin Butler - 2005 - 205 pages
...prelude to Antony's first meeting with Cleopatra: The barge she sat in, like a burnish 'd throne, Burnt on the water. The poop was beaten gold, Purple the...beat to follow faster, As amorous of their strokes. . . . (2.2) Enobarbus's sumptuous tableau vivant is an accumulation of color, sensuousness, wealth,...
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Music in Shakespearean Tragedy

Frederick William Sternfeld - 2005 - 334 pages
...rather closely, has reduced the band to a single family of instruments, the amorous flute (Il.ii) : The poop was beaten gold ; Purple the sails, and so...beat to follow faster, As amorous of their strokes. . . . There is a similar musical economy in Shakespeare's treatment 1 Kittredge SP 880 and 943 ; NS...
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Be a Poet

Nancy Bogen - 2007 - 420 pages
...here describing Cleopatra's meeting with Antony: The barge she sat in, like a burnish 'd throne, Burnt on the water. The poop was beaten gold; Purple the...oars were silver, Which to the tune of flutes kept strokes, and made The water which they beat to follow faster, As amorous of their strokes. For her...
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Shakespeare's Marlowe: The Influence of Christopher Marlowe on Shakespeare's ...

Robert A. Logan - 2007 - 251 pages
...sensory, auditory, and rhythmic effects Cleopatra's trip down the Cydnus to meet Antony: . . . the oars were silver, Which to the tune of flutes...beat to follow faster, As amorous of their strokes. (Ant., II, ii, 204-7) Both passages contain oars and use the pathetic fallacy to suggest the harmony...
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