IT has always seemed implausible that the author of the austere The Waste Land should also pen a paeon
of poetic praise to the cat.
sprung rhythm A poetic rhythm designed to approximate the natural rhythm of speech and characterized by the frequent juxtaposition of single accented syllables and the occurrence of mixed types of feet (such as the accentual trochee, dactyl, and first paeon
) whose sequence is broken or interrupted by outrides (unstressed syllables that are not counted in the scansion).
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The sound texture is richly patterned throughout: the light i sounds of "pig," "tits," "id rips," "lipid," "syntax," and "winged" chiming with the repeated preposition "in," and the unaccented syllable of "Muslim." This is threaded against a pervasive interest in the o sound, long and short, which gathers full steam in "corticosteroidal" and "O common," and reaches a climax in "foxholes." The rhythm, beginning with those virtual back-to-back primus paeons
, is tersely beaten against an underlying shift from trochaic to iambic feet, but constantly wrong-footing itself and jarring against all expectation.
These days we often hear paeons
of praise at the political level for qualities that are not assessed in traditional international evaluation systems.
There were various paeons
to labour and industry such as John Rigg's 'Labour Day' and Robert H.
However, the sessions were troubled and the band, still peddling paeons
to hot rods, surfing and girls were openly dismissive of the eccentric concoction Brian had brewed in their absence.
By any rights yesterday's 13-mile walk should have produced glowing paeons
of written praise on the Wall's most magnificent stretch ( all those splendid lochs, Sewingshield Crags, and the whole spectacular dragon's back which is the Hadrian Wall's progress.
He notes Beaumont and Fletcher's ingenious use of "Iambic Pentameter Hyperacatalectic, their Proceleusmatics, and Dispondaeuses-proceleusmatics," "not to mention the Choriambics, the Ionics, the Paeons
, and the Epitrites." Trained by his knowledge of Greek, he hears "Quantity," "Accent," "emphasis," and "retardation & acceleration of the Times of Syllables according to the meaning of the words, the passion that accompanies them, and even the Character of the Person that uses them" (Marg.
Both versions share, too, weak-syllabled openings to all lines except the last, most aerating in effect in lines 45, which, in both versions, begin with fourth paeons
In evaluation of empire and its legacies, there can be no certainties beyond platitudes and one would hope that the invective of the 1960s and 1970s is no more seen as adequate in explaining empire today than the national self congratulatory paeons
of the early years of this century.
Irvyne, Charactacus with an added h, a King called Louise XIV, George III succeeding in 1714, a regiment called the House Guards, the Laureate paeons
of Masefield, Hallam buried at Cleveden, Flecker writing Hassam, Mr Perrin the sauce-maker made plural, Shenstone living at Halestone instead of Halesowen, Shropshire abbreviated as Salops, Tolkein misspelt twice, Cousin Feenex misspelt, the actor Laurence Oliver, the Roses battle of Towson, Sir John Beaumont writing on Tabacco (pp.