Pause; A Study of Its Nature and Its Rhythmical Function in Verse

Pause; A Study of Its Nature and Its Rhythmical Function in Verse

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1918 edition. Excerpt: ...from.06, the shortest pause of which I could be certain, to 1.3, the longest pause made by any reader. Pauses very rarely are one-second long. At any given point in the material the length of the pause as made by different readers varies greatly. The greatest variation was from.2 to 1.3, after the word wing, line 13, in the second selection. The least amount of variation was from.15 to.25, after the word flocks, line 44, of the same selection. These comparisons are based upon the pauses made by the five readers at the same point. In order to illustrate the point more fully I give the following table made up of words taken at random from the material studied, together with the length of the pause after the word as made by the different readers. The first column gives the reader; the second, the average length of the pause as made by each reader; then follow the lengths of the pauses made by each reader after the words given at the head of the column. The words are taken from the second and third divisions. TABLE IV Giving specimen variations in the length of the pause as made by different readers at the same point. No. of line. Words Reader. 3 6 10 13 17 24 25 light effluence mantle wing lyre ray orbs Aver, time of all pauses. It will be seen from an examination of the table that the reader whose average time for all pauses is long is not habitually long at all places; he may at certain places have the longest pauses made, as, for example, H after the word wing, and T after the word rose; but these same readers may have at another point the shortest pause made, as H after the word lyre, and T after the word flow. B, who has the shortest average pause, may at times have the longest pause, as after the words Phineus and light. Nevertheless...show more

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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236738241
  • 9781236738240