The Principles of English Versification

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Published: 1922
Language: English
Wordcount: 56,373 / 187 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 53.1
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 435
Added to site: 2007.05.08
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as has been said, this element of rhythm is negligible. In speech-rhythm, however, the three conditions of time, stress, and pitch are always present, and therefore no consideration of either prose rhythm or verse can hope to be complete or adequate which neglects any one of them or the possibilities of their permutations and combinations. And it is precisely here that many treatments of the rhythm of language have revealed their weakness: they have excluded pitch usually, and often either stress or time. They have tried to build up a whole system of prosody sometimes on a foundation of stress alone, sometimes of time alone. The reason for this failure is simple, and it is also a warning. Any attempt to reckon with these three forces, each of which is extremely variable, not only among different individuals but in the same person at different times--any attempt to analyze these elements and observe, as well, their mutual influences and combined effects, is bound to result in a complication of details that alm

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