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" whispers through the trees': If crystal streams 'with pleasing murmurs creep,' The reader's threaten'd (not in vain) with  "
The Philosophy of Rhetoric - Page 207
by George Campbell - 1801
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The Motivated Sign: Iconicity in Language and Literature 2

Olga Fischer, Max Nšnny - 2001 - 387 lehte
...354-357): Then, at the last, and only Couplet fraught With some unmeaning Thing they call a Thought, A needless Alexandrine ends the Song, That 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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A Dictionary of Language

David Crystal - 2001 - 390 lehte
...length makes it unpopular in English a feature captured in the Essay on Criticism hy Pope: A nvedless Alexandrine ends the song, / That, like a wounded snake, drags its slow length along. >*.metrics. alexia >dyslexia. Algeria tpopulation in 1995 estimated at 28,513,0001 The official language...
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The Innocents Abroad

Mark Twain - 2002 - 214 lehte
...was so trim a boy. 63. ages . . . along: From Alexander Pope, An Essay on Criticism, lines 356-57: A needless Alexandrine ends the song That, like a wounded snake, drags its slow length along. 64. "butchered . . . bolyday": From Childe Harold's Pilgrimage, Canto IV, Stanza 141. 65. it. . . Oliver:...
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Dictionary of Literature in English

Neil King, Sarah King - 2002 - 189 lehte
...considered the line to be clumsy, illustrating it in his ESSAY ON CRITICISM thus: alienation effect A needless Alexandrine ends the song That like a wounded snake drags its slow length along The alexandrine after the pentameter makes the point, but Pope cheats a little by using monosyllabic...
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Evangelicalism in the Church of England C.1790-c.1890: A Miscellnay

Mark Smith, Stephen Taylor - 2004 - 339 lehte
...have much to humble me. How profitable & comforting those services might be. May my Holy l.'ather i22 'A needless Alexandrine ends the song. That, like a wounded snake, drags its slow length along', from Alexander Pope's An essay on criticism (1711). 421 Matthew xiii. 25. 424 Galatians vi. 2. enabled...
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Lofty Dogmas: Poets on Poetics

Deborah Brown, Annie Finch, Maxine Kumin - 2005 - 440 lehte
...alone require, Tho' oft the Ear the open Vowels tire, While Expletives their feeble Aid do join. . . . A needless Alexandrine ends the Song, That like a wounded Snake, drags its slow length along. . True ease in Writing comes from Art, not Chance As those move easiest who have learn'd to Dance....
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The Pleasure of Poetry: Reading and Enjoying British Poetry from Donne to Burns

Nicolas H. Nelson - 2006 - 267 lehte
...use of the hexameter or alexandrine, a line of six iambic feet, used to conclude a work or a passage: A needless Alexandrine ends the song That, like a wounded snake, drags its slow length along. (2: 356-357) His simile of the snake perfectly captures his sense of this kind of line, slowing down...
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