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121)--in a combination of Anglo-Saxon monosyllables which, in fortuitously assonating and alliterating, mime what they signify: the words that the work plucks out of the world are themselves full of that world.
Robinson, basing their description on the late nineteenth-century work of Eduard Sievers, provide this succinct statement of the rules that governed the rhythms of Beowulf: "Sievers observed that all the intact verses of Beowulfand of other Old English poetry fall into some variation of five basic patterns of stressed and unstressed syllables, and that the verses are bound into pairs by alliteration, the first (and only the first) accented syllable of the second verse in the pair alliterating with one or both of the accented syllables in the first verse of the pair" (Beowulf: An Edition 30).
Each triplet in "Iris" narrows the quest, drawing eye and ear across even stanza breaks by alliterating their opening words: "searched .
Two recent critics have sought to defend "Mangled to morsels" apart from the dictionary evidence, each commenting on one or the other of the line's alliterating words.
At the risk of losing readers at the outset by sounding like an alliterating preacher, we might think of the extensive literature on the integration of psychology and Christian faith as falling into three rough categories: defending it, describing it, and doing it.
Here as virtually everywhere in Hamby's work, the lines unfold as a series of images apparently linked by association or metonymy alone, or in some cases by pure phonetic accident, as in the alliterating "s'-sounds above.
Ritchie apparently picked up the comic book tradition of having characters with funny alliterating names like gangster meanie Hatchet Harry and Barry the Baptist, who is Harry's goon.
Any book beginning with the simple, alliterating phrase "Pope's penis" may seem far removed from such primly moralizing commentary and enthusiastic, proto-feminist self-assertion, but one of the many merits of this extensively researched and carefully argued study is its persuasive argument that many of the texts read here can be related to this salient social historical trend.
The infection in the sentence spreads fast: when Fevvers interrupting Walser's report writes in his notebook with a "fine, firm, flowing Italic hand" (my emphasis), on reading it Walser immediately exclaims "Good God" in fittingly alliterating, emotional, excessive words (78).
As an alliterating friend of mine would say,it would be like trying to ``fertilise a 40- acre field with a fart''.
And like those other speeches, his contains those long lists of alliterating country names which are a traditional sign of boasting and are thus to be read as irony signals.
The Anglo-Saxon tradition of alliterating half lines in verse might be argued an equal influence.
The tercets of this poem--with their intermittent slant rhyme (place/gaze/flash), hard, alliterating c's (coat/clean/carved/camera) and long, assonating a's (place/name/flame/gaze)--reverberate with the blues, those songs encoding defiance as well as lament.
contains]]w "I uncovered my face, I found a snake," in which occur both hr, though in this case with the meaning "face," and the verb gm "find" alliterating with gmgm "break.
Not every reader accepts the distinction between turning women into objects to inspire masturbation and alliterating the castings of the dead to swell a paragraph.