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" 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 smooth stream in smoother numbers flows ; But when loud surges lash the sounding shore, The hoarse, rough verse... "
Familiar Quotations: A Collection of Passages, Phrases, and Proverbs Traced ... - Page 324
by John Bartlett - 1903 - 1158 pages
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Erzählte Räume: Studien zur Phänomenologie der epischen Geschehensumwelt

Dietrich Jäger - 1998 - 325 pages
...Klanglichen): Tis not enough no Harshness give Offence, The Sound must seem an Eccho to the Sense, 365 Soft is the Strain when Zephyr gently blows, And the...Surges lash the sounding Shore, The hoarse, rough Verse shou'd like the Torrent roar. When Ajax strives, some Rock's vast Weight to throw, The Line too labours,...
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Rhythm and Will in Victorian Poetry

Matthew Campbell - 1999 - 272 pages
...'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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The Arts in Mind: Pioneering Texts of a Coterie of British Men of Letters

Ruth Katz, Ruth HaCohen - 2003 - 431 pages
...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,...strives some Rock's vast Weight to throw, The Line too lahours, and the Words move slow; Not so, when swift Camilla scours the Plain, Flies o'er the unhending...
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The Routledge Dictionary of Literary Terms

Professor Peter Childs, Peter Childs, Roger Fowler - 2006 - 253 pages
...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,...slow; Not so when swift Camilla scours the plain, Flie o'er th'unbending corn, and skims along the main. Samuel Johnson, however, attempting to prove...
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The Art of Effective Public Speaking

Ernest Pertwee - 2006 - 280 pages
...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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The Pleasure of Poetry: Reading and Enjoying British Poetry from Donne to Burns

Nicolas H. Nelson - 2006 - 267 pages
...the strain when Zephyr gently blows, the west wind And the smooth stream in smoother numbers (lows; But when loud surges lash the sounding shore, The...When Ajax strives some rock's vast weight to throw, powerful Greek warrior The line too labors, and the words move slow; Not so when swift Camilla scours...
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The Cambridge Companion to Twentieth-Century English Poetry

Neil Corcoran - 2007 - 268 pages
...to accommodate the kinesthesis of the poem's subject - Pope gives some handy advice on this theme: When Ajax strives some rock's vast weight to throw,...o'er th' unbending corn, and skims along the main . . . (Essay on Criticism, 1711) Not only does Pope expand the last line to a hexameter, but he contracts...
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