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" whispers through the trees': If crystal streams 'with pleasing murmurs creep,' The reader's threaten'd (not in vain) with ' sleep': Then, at the last and only couplet fraught With some unmeaning thing they call a thought, A needless Alexandrine ends... "
Obras poeticas de d. Leonor d'Almeida Portugal Lorena e Lencastre, marqueza ... - Strana 94
podµa Leonor de Almeida Portugal Lorena e Lencastre Alorna (Marquesa de) - 1844
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Progressive Exercises in English Grammar, Part I: Containing The Principles ...

Richard Green Parker, Charles Fox - 1841 - Počet stránok 290
...art but of dust; be humble and be wise. ( The latter only of the two following is an Alexandrine. ) A needless Alexandrine ends the song, That like a wounded snake, drags its slow length along. 200. Seven Iambuses. \ The melancholy days have come, the saddest of the year Of wailing winds and...
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Melodious Guile: Fictive Pattern in Poetic Language

John Hollander - 1990 - Počet stránok 280
...famous passage from An Essay on Criticism quoted earlier, heaps his scorn on such concluding devices: "A needless Alexandrine ends the Song, / That like a wounded Snake, drags its slow length along," brilliantly slowing up his own line with the "slow length." It is interesting to observe that, less...
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The Columbia Granger's Dictionary of Poetry Quotations

Edith P. Hazen - 1992 - Počet stránok 1172
...streams 'with pleasing murmurs creep': The reader's threaten'd (not in vain) with 'sleep.' (Fr. II) 43 ages hence Shall this our lofty scene be acted over In states unborn and accents yet unknown! (Fr. II) 44 True ease in writing comes from art, not chance, As those move easiest who have learn'd...
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The Cambridge Paperback Guide to Literature in English

Ian Ousby - 1996 - Počet stránok 452
...alexandrine, and Pope vividly demonstrated the reasons for its relative unpopularity among English poets: 'A needless Alexandrine ends the song/ That like a wounded snake drags its slow length along'. The monometer (onefoot line) is rare, like the heptameter (seven-foot line), also called a 'fourteener'...
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Selected Poetry

Alexander Pope - 1998 - Počet stránok 260
...crystal streams 'with pleasing murmurs creep,' The reader's threatened (not in vain) with 'sleep.' Then, at the last and only couplet fraught With some...own dull rhymes, and know What's roundly smooth, or languishing!}- slow; And praise the easy vigour of a line, 360 Where Denham's strength, and Waller's...
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Rules for the Dance: A Handbook for Writing and Reading Metrical Verse

Mary Oliver - 1998 - Počet stránok 212
...by Pope, in his "discussion" of writing style: The reader's threatened (not in vain) with 'sleep.' Then, at the last and only couplet fraught With some...like a wounded snake, drags its slow length along. ("An Essay on Criticism") Working with lines in lengths beyond the pentameter, except for the occasional...
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Three Plays

Jean Racine - 2000 - Počet stránok 470
...respectively), few versions have followed the example. Pope's well-known comment continues to bite ('A needless Alexandrine ends the song,/ That, like a wounded snake, drags its slow length along'). The weight and ponderousness of the metre in EngUsh are a substantial disadvantage, evoking as they...
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A Sherwood Bonner Sampler, 1869-1884: What a Bright, Educated, Witty, Lively ...

Katherine Sherwood Bonner McDowell - 2000 - Počet stránok 532
...occasion. 15. Uncomplimentary lines borrowed from Pope's Essay on Criticism, Part 2, lines 356-57. "A needless Alexandrine ends the song, / That, like a wounded snake, drags its slow length along." Bonner repeats this allusion in Boston column 6. 1 6. Linked with the words "went under," possibly...
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Deconstruction as Analytic Philosophy

Samuel C. Wheeler - 2000 - Počet stránok 320
...Night a Traveler. Perhaps most famously, Pope's Essay on Criticism partially consists of lines such as "A needless Alexandrine ends the song, / That, like a wounded snake, drags its slow length along."2 Much self-reference of interest to critics is less transparent. The text has a "surface" reading...
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The Motivated Sign: Iconicity in Language and Literature 2

Olga Fischer, Max Nänny - 2001 - Počet stránok 412
...Essay on Criticism", a poem that is rich in examples of iconic strategies, comes to mind (11. 354-357): Then, at the last, and only Couplet fraught With some...like a wounded Snake, drags its slow length along. The above sequence of iambic pentameters ends in the long (hexametric) alexandrine "That like a wounded...
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