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Soul's call to Pleasure to "Cease," with its witty musical pun on "sweet chordage," could be dramatically effective, closing the first part of the temptation and offering both an audible rationale for the change of tune implied in the ensuing chorus, which ends with a decasyllabic couplet and announces the sounding of new charges, and a generous concession to the composer's art and the performers' skill.
It might almost be said that we invented the learned and written romance, composed in octosyllabic lines at a desk, as the counterpart to the popular and oral chanson de geste, born out of the improvisation of a skilled poet on the market square, chanting his decasyllabic or dodecasyllabic poem.
12) Matic argues that the decasyllabic Kosovo songs collected by Karadzic in the region of Srem originated among local urban Serbs in the late eighteenth century, and that in Karadzic's time there were no other oral Kosovo songs elsewhere.
The two poetic prophecies in this edition--one in decasyllabic rhymed couplets, the other in monorhymed alexandrine laisses--are translations into Anglo-Norman of Geoffrey of Monmouth's Latin text of Prophetia Merlini ('Prophecies of Merlin').
Only he can't tell an Alexandrine from a decasyllabic verse.
In this poem of demonstrative rhetoric and fourteen decasyllabic douzains (aabaabbbabba), Lemaire not only provides the necessary poetic comfort required of him, but also asserts his own role and position as a writer.
In several poems--Falling Water's "The Secret Amplitude," for example, and the more recent long poem "The Unlasting"--the prosody is strictly decasyllabic.
Salel's translation makes no attempt to reflect Homer's epic hexameters, which are rendered as decasyllabic couplets, the French meter still associated with noble undertakings at midcentury.
The predominantly end-stopped, decasyllabic ti-tum, ti-tum, ti-tum, ti-tum, ti-tum of the dramatic blank verse of the 1580s evolved, over the ensuing decades, into a more flexible instrument through two main kinds of variation: extra unstressed syllables were incorporated within lines, and especially at the ends of lines to create so-called feminine endings; and sense was increasingly run on from the end of one line into the next without any pause.
He essays a new form, a verse play composed entirely of decasyllabic lines, and, in a manner entirely different from that of "The Richard Nixon Freischutz Rag," in "Bronze Leaves and Red" he anatomizes a modern despot.
Is its form a modified decasyllabic version of epic trilogies of old--or how did you arrive at the form?
Le Guitariste," heptasyllabic lines in quatrains; "Au Laurier," three decasyllabic and one pentasyllabic line in each quatrain; "Consommation," alternate alexandrines and octosyllabic lines in flat rhyme; and "Les Demoiselles des chars," ten-line stanzas with three meters--8-12-10-12-8 8-8-12-8-12 and rhymed ABABC CDEDE (a strophic form of Banville's invention?
1368-1369) to the eventually prevailing decasyllabic verse (e.
But even if more space had been employed it would not have been feasible to represent the (roughly) decasyllabic lines as verse.
His satirical decasyllabic poem, Le mondain, sang the praises of the luxury and elegance of modern man and said that the primitive people had "long nails, rather black and grimy, and rather dishevelled hair".
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