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" 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 smooth stream in smoother numbers flows ; But when loud surges lash the sounding shore, The hoarse, rough verse... "
Lives - Página 565
por Samuel Johnson - 1800
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Erzählte Räume: Studien zur Phänomenologie der epischen Geschehensumwelt

Dietrich Jäger - 1998 - 325 páginas
...But when loud 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, and the Words move slow, 37 1 Not so, when swift Camilla scours the Plain, Flies o'er th'unbending Corn, and skims along the...
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Rhythm and Will in Victorian Poetry

Matthew Campbell - 1999 - 272 páginas
...But when loud surges lash the sounding shore, The hoarse, rough verse should like the torrent roar: When Ajax strives some rock's vast weight to throw, The line too labours and the words move slow: (Essay on Criiicism, 364-71)' In a polemic designed to rescue metrical matters from technical prescription,...
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Collected Works Of Samuel Alexander

Samuel Alexander - 2000 - 1988 páginas
...the stars Eastward were sparkling clear, and in the west The orange sky of evening died away. 1 Eg: When Ajax strives some rock's vast weight to throw, The line too labours and the words move slow. or The moan of doves in immemorial elms And murmur of innumerable bees. * The remark comes from Mr....
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Sound, Sense, and Rhythm: Listening to Greek and Latin Poetry

Mark W. Edwards - 2004 - 191 páginas
...Among those primarily concerned with English poetry, Fussell (1979: 36), speaking of Pope's famous "When Ajax strives some rock's vast weight to throw...| The line too labours, and the words move slow," notes, besides the spondaic-for-iambic substitutions, "the contribution of cacaphony (that is, the...
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Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama: Volume III

Ebenezer Cobham Brewer - 2004 - 588 páginas
...bending the ears, and over the sea without wetting her feet. — Virgil, JEneid, vii. 303 ; xi. 433. Not so when swift Camilla scours the plain, Flies o'er th' unbending corn, and skims along the main. Pope. 3. L&das, the swift runner of King Alexander. He ran so fast that he never left a foot-print...
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The Routledge Dictionary of Literary Terms

Professor Peter Childs, Peter Childs, Roger Fowler - 2006 - 253 páginas
...in pronunciation). All are exemplified in Alexander Pope's famous exercise 'An Essay in Criticism': When Ajax strives some rock's vast weight to throw,...slow; Not so when swift Camilla scours the plain, Flie o'er th'unbending corn, and skims along the main. Samuel Johnson, however, attempting to prove...
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Arabian Studies

R. B. Serjeant, R. L. Bidwell - 2005 - 192 páginas
...Wolf, thou wailest. Surely these lives of ours, thine and my own, go empty, robbed of prosperity. 72 * When Ajax strives, some Rock's vast Weight to throw. The Line too labours, and the Words move slow. Alexander Pope, An essay on criticism, 11. 370-1. t Not so, when swift Camilla scours the Plain, Flies...
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The Cambridge Companion to Twentieth-Century English Poetry

Neil Corcoran - 2007 - 268 páginas
...to accommodate the kinesthesis of the poem's subject - Pope gives some handy advice on this theme: When Ajax strives some rock's vast weight to throw,...o'er th' unbending corn, and skims along the main . . . (Essay on Criticism, 1711) Not only does Pope expand the last line to a hexameter, but he contracts...
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