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As applied to poetry , the rhythm is formed by the recurrence of syllables more
strongly accented than the others . For example , take the line , “ O Prince ! O
chief of many thronèd Powers ! ” ( i . 128. ) In this line , the syllables Prince , chief
, man ...
Thus we have a long recurrence of unaccented and accented syllables . Out of
convention we print ten syllables to a line , but it would be blank verse even were
it not so printed , just as it would be blank verse even without the capital letter
In place of two iambic feet we may have a combination ' of a pyrrhic and a
spondee ; i.e. , two unaccented syllables followed by two accented . This
combination may also occur in any part of the line , but is most common at the
... consists only in apt numbers , fit quantity of syllables , and the sense variously
drawn out from one verse into another , not in the jingling sound of like endings ,
a fault avoided by the learned ancients both in poetry and all good oratory .
The first two accents , instead of coming on the second and fourth syllables ,
come on the third and fourth , giving rather a peculiar effect . So l . 55 : “ Both of
lost happiness and lasting pain . ” This grouping of accented syllables gives a ...
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LibraryThing ReviewBrugeranmeldelse - VivalaErin - LibraryThing
The shortest answer is: John Milton was a poetic genius. PL is so beautiful, you can't help but feel for Adam and Eve. Even Satan is a great character - he so wants to be an epic hero. This poem is a masterpiece, and he wrote it completely blind. Beautiful, absolutely amazing. Læs hele anmeldelsen
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Historical significance and beautifully descriptive prose aside, I couldn't get into this book at all. Maybe it's too much familiarity with the plot or the inevitability of the impending doom of the ... Læs hele anmeldelsen