free verse

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unrhymed verse without a consistent metrical pattern


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Whatever it was he was hearing I couldn't exactly hear, but the fact that he recognized prose rhythm (or the lack thereof) in my tawdry little tale brought me to the belief finally that the damned thing did exist.
Conflicting patterns of prose rhythm and meter must be accommodated in a pattern of performance.
He had praised Pater's style, as we have seen, and he was to praise it again and again in the future; (33) and in A History of English Prose Rhythm (1912), he showed how admirably passages of Pater's writing scanned as prose.
Broadhead, Latin Prose Rhythm (Cambridge, 1922), Ch.
The next chapter, "Authorship," evaluates stylistic elements: mean sentence length, common pronouns (houtos and autos), frequency of the definite article, prose rhythm.
The political and literary scene was dominated by Cicero, a statesman, orator, poet, critic, and philosopher who perfected the Latin language as a literary medium, expressing abstract and complicated thoughts with clarity and creating the important quantitative prose rhythm.
Another appendix assesses (with negative results) the evidence for deliberate use of prose rhythm (clausus) in Agricola's letters.
1906-10), the supplementary Historical Manual of English Prosody (1910), and the complementary History of English Prose Rhythm (1912).
And yet, a discipline governs the prose rhythms and drives the sentences forward, one sentence spilling into the next.
When one looks at the first facsimile with its opening enthymeme (which follows to the letter what Petrarch read in his "tattered" Quintilian)--and sees, reads, and hears the pulsating two and three syllable chains, hallmarks of the text, interlacing with strategically placed prose rhythms as profiling demarcations and compound end cadences, one cannot but regret that the introduction altogether ignores Petrarch's "official" Latin discourse and its textual equilibristics--Guido Martellotti's impalcatura ritmica the medievals looked and listened for.