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" 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 should like the torrent roar... "
An Essay on the Genius and Writings of Pope ... - Page 145
by Joseph Warton - 1806
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The British Poets: Including Translations ...

British poets - Classical poetry - 1822
...harmony, it will be sufficient to remark that the poet, who tells us, that When Ajax strives some rook's vast weight to throw, The line too labours, and the...so, when swift Camilla scours the plain, Flies o'er the' unbending corn, and skims along the main ; when he had enjoyed for about thirty years the praise...
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The Illicit Joyce of Postmodernism: Reading Against the Grain

Kevin J. H. Dettmar - Literary Criticism - 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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Meter in English: A Critical Engagement

David Baker - Literary Criticism - 1996 - 368 pages
...should like the torrent roar: When Ajax strives some rock's vast weight to throw, The line too labors, and the words move slow: Not so when swift Camilla scours the plain, Flies o 'er th ' unbending corn, and skims along the main. —ALEXANDER POPE Contenting myself with the certainty...
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Poetic Designs: An Introduction to Meters, Verse Forms, and Figures of Speech

Stephen Adams - Poetry - 1997 - 252 pages
...sense: 365 - ~ i - • i - ' r • r ' Soft is the strain when Zephyr gently blows, -| ' ' r ' r ' r And the smooth stream in smoother numbers flows; But when loud surges lash the sounding shoar, The hoarse, rough verse should like the torrent roar. - T ' i ' i ' - r ' When Ajax strives,...
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Medieval Insular Literature Between the Oral and the Written II: Continuity ...

Hildegard L. C. Tristram - British literature - 1997 - 258 pages
...syllables in unstressed positions in "An Essay on Criticism" (11. 370-1): When/4/ox strives some Rocks' vast weight to throw, The Line too labours, and the Words move slow; (cf. Küper p. 191) In terms of this analysis, the relationship between the plane of abstract metre...
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Selected Poetry

Alexander Pope - Poetry - 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 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 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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Erzählte Räume: Studien zur Phänomenologie der epischen Geschehensumwelt

Dietrich Jäger - American fiction - 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 - Literary Criticism - 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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Collected Works Of Samuel Alexander

Samuel Alexander - Philosophy - 2000 - 1988 pages
...the stars Eastward were sparkling clear, and in the west The orange sky of evening died away. 1 Eg: When Ajax strives some rock's vast weight to throw, The line too labours and the words move slow. or The moan of doves in immemorial elms And murmur of innumerable bees. * The remark comes from Mr....
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