In a seven-syllable
verse the odd syllables
can have any tone; as regards the even syllables
, when the second syllable
is even, then the fourth is oblique, and the sixth even.
is a non-significant sound, composed of a mute and a vowel: for GR without A is a syllable
, as also with A,--GRA.
There is no common boundary at which the syllables
join, but each is separate and distinct from the rest.
While the third syllable is in preparation, the band begins a nautical medley--"All in the Downs," "Cease Rude Boreas," "Rule Britannia," "In the Bay of Biscay O
The music rises up to the wildest pitch of stormy excitement, and the third syllable is concluded.
The three syllables of this charade were to be depicted in pantomime, and the performance took place in the following wise:
I have not wanted syllables
where actions have spoken so plainly.
Nor is it necessary: for, before a syllable
occurred to him, Dolly Varden came running into the room, in tears, threw herself on Joe's breast without a word of explanation, and clasped her white arms round his neck.
thou hast seen enough to split the planets and make an infidel of Abraham, and not one syllable
I have scarcely interchanged a syllable with one of them; and as to thinking well of them, I consider some respectable, and stately, and middle-aged, and others young, dashing, handsome, and lively: but certainly they are all at liberty to be the recipients of whose smiles they please, without my feeling disposed to consider the transaction of any moment to me.
You have not exchanged a syllable with one of them?
he reiterated; and he went over the syllables three times, growing, in the intervals of speaking, whiter than ashes: he hardly seemed to know what he was doing.
Accent means that you rest longer on some syllables, and say them louder than others.
But there might also be as many unaccented syllables as the poet liked.
of the third duration are slightly more preferred than that of the second syllable