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Almost upon the western wave Rested the broad, bright sun.

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CHAPTER IV METRICAL FORMS I. The simplest and smallest unit of speech-sound is the syllable; then follow, in increasing magnitude, the word, the phrase that is, words held together by their meaning or by their soundthe clause, the sentence, the paragraph. Moreover, the basis of measurement, Elements and science of English versification by which the 'distance' between any point of division and that which follows it is determined, must, by definition, be duration of time.

Paull Franklin Baum Most of the older discussions of English versification labored under two difficulties: an undue adherence to the traditions of Greek and Latin prosody more or less perfectly understood, and an exaggerated formalism. In music, tone-quality is of the utmost importance, but as an element of speech rhythm it is practically non-existent, and may be wholly neglected, though it plays, of course, a prominent part in the oral reading of different persons. Then, as Coleridge says, "the wheels take fire from the mere rapidity of their motion," and finally we have high and passionate thoughts To their own music chanted.

The spires shine, and are changed. But its rhythm is none the less complex. Glossarial Index ENGLISH Elements and science of English versification CHAPTER I RHYTHM Rhythm, in its simplest sense, is measured motion; but by various natural extensions of meaning the word has come to be used almost as a synonym of regularity of variation.

He brought light out of darkness, not out of a lesser light; He can bring thy summer out of winter though thou have no spring; though in the ways of fortune, or of understanding, or conscience, thou have been benighted till now, wintered and frozen, smothered and stupefied till now, now God comes to thee, not as in the dawning of the day, not as in the bud of the spring, but as the sun at noon to illustrate all shadows, as the sheaves in harvest to fill all penuries.

Matthew Prior attempted to improve the Spenserian stanza in his Ode on the Battle of Ramillies by a rime scheme suggested perhaps by the English sonnet ababcdcde 5e 6—of which Dr. Both readers and writers get into a certain 'swing' which turns to monotony and sing-song in reading and to excessive uniformity of sentence length and structure in writing—what is called a jog-trot style.

Of these the false Achitophel was first; A name to all succeeding ages curst: For close designs and crooked counsels fit; Sagacious, bold, and turbulent of wit; Restless, unfix'd in principles and place; In pow'r unpleas'd, impatient of disgrace: A fiery soul which, working out its way, Fretted the pigmy body to decay, And o'er-informed the tenement of clay. Certain lines are generally felt to contain daring variations and yet be successful and effective—such as Burnt after them to the bottomless pit.

The first is elaborate but unaffected, the second is probably spontaneous, the third highly studied.