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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 Oxford Dictionary of Literary Quotations

Peter Kemp - Literature - 1997 - 479 pages
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The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase, Saying, and Quotation

Elizabeth M. Knowles - Reference - 1997 - 694 pages
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Poets on Poets

Nick Rennison, Michael Schmidt - Poetry - 1997 - 478 pages
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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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Comparative Rhetoric: An Historical and Cross-cultural Introduction

George Alexander Kennedy, George A. Kennedy - History - 1998 - 238 pages
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The Art of Discourse: A System of Rhetoric

Henry Noble Day - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1998 - 362 pages
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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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