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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
1903 - 1158 pages
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The Cambridge History of Literary Criticism: Volume 4, The Eighteenth Century

George Alexander Kennedy, H. B. Nisbet, Claude Rawson, Raman Selden - 1989 - 970 pages
...proclaims a principle, 'The Sound must seem an Eccho to the Sense' (line 365), then illustrates it: When Ajax strives, some Rock's vast Weight to throw,...so, when swift Camilla scours the Plain, Flies o'er th'unbending Corn, and skims along the Main. (II. 370-3) The Essay on Criticism is not, like most of...
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Rhetorics of Order/ordering Rhetorics in English Neoclassical Literature

John Douglas Canfield, J. Paul Hunter - 1989 - 200 pages
...exemplifying his simplistic youthful "rule" that the sound of a verse "must seem an Eccho to the Sense." When Ajax strives, some Rock's vast Weight to throw,...o'er th' unbending Corn, and skims along the Main. As he matures, however, he applies this principle in subtler and subtler ways — in fact, to the vanishing...
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Melodious Guile: Fictive Pattern in Poetic Language

John Hollander - 1988 - 262 pages
...alexandrine. Like all the lines in this passage, it directs its energies toward a particular bit of narrative: When Ajax strives, some Rock's vast weight to throw,...so, when swift Camilla scours the Plain, Flies oe'r th'unbending Corn, and skims along the Main. Swift Camilla's fast six feet are uncontaminated by any...
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Homer: Odyssey Books XIX and XX, Book 19

Homer - 1992 - 248 pages
...19.21o-11 t uev ... | 6<f>6aA".ot 8' . . . ). 11? Cf. Pope. A'vsfly 0n <nti<tsrn (1711): When A|ax strives some rock's vast weight to throw. The line...so when swift Camilla scours the plain, Flies o'er uY unix-nding corn, and skims along the main. Another device of emphasis may be seen in lines which...
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The Golden Age of Myth & Legend

Thomas Bulfinch - 1993 - 495 pages
...of Pope, in which, illustrating the rule that 'the sound should be an echo to the sense', he says: When Ajax strives some rock's vast weight to throw,...Camilla scours the plain, Flies o'er th' unbending corn or skims along the main. Essay on Criticism CHAPTER 34 Pythagoras, Egyptian Deities, Oracles PYTHAGORAS...
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Mimic Fires: Accounts of Early Long Poems on Canada

D. M. R. Bentley - 1994 - 354 pages
...Sound must seem an Eccho to the Sense," asserts Pope before providing several illustrative examples: Soft is the Strain when Zephyr gently blows, And the...Surges lash the sounding Shore, The hoarse, rough Vfcrsishou'd like the Torrent TOUT. When Ajax strives, some Rocks' vast Weight to throw, The Line too...
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The Illicit Joyce of Postmodernism: Reading Against the Grain

Kevin J. H. Dettmar - 1996 - 276 pages
...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...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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Theorie der literarischen Gattungen: ein Handbuch für Studierende der ...

András Horn - 1998 - 207 pages
...zweite eine langsame, mühsame Bewegung metrisch „nochmals sagt", die vierte Zeile dagegen Flinkheit: When Ajax strives some rock's vast weight to throw,...o'er th" unbending corn, and skims along the main. Um nur zwei Mittel der prosodisch bewerkstelligten Verlangsamung hervorzuheben: Im 2. Vers sind sogar...
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Selected Poetry

Alexander Pope - 1998 - 226 pages
...harshness gives offence, The sound must seem an echo to the sense: Soft is the strain when Zephyr gendy blows, And the smooth stream in smoother numbers flows;...When Ajax strives, some rock's vast weight to throw, 370 The line too labours, and the words move slow; Not so, when swift Camilla scours the plain, Flies...
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Rules for the Dance: A Handbook for Writing and Reading Metrical Verse

Mary Oliver - 1998 - 194 pages
...learned to dance. '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...hoarse, rough verse should like the torrent roar. It was many and many a year ago, In a kingdom by the sea, That a maiden there lived whom you may know...
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