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Dear List

I think unmentioned is the way a Zeugma creates an additional rhythm in the
line.  The reader experiences two sorts of movement when encountering a
zeugma: a physical movement of the eye as it jumps back and forth on the
line and a mental movement as the mind returns to the target word again.
Both of these movements lend a rhythm that is almost outside of metric.

Rick Seddon
McIntosh, NM
----- Original Message -----
From: "Tom Gray" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Thursday, October 09, 2003 6:06 AM
Subject: Re: Is TWM a 'cool' poem in the sense of Mcluhan?


> --- Peter Montgomery <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
> >
> > The print medium in itself is hot, as I remember.
> > You can't fudge around with the letters.
>
> I recall from my reading of Mcluuhan from years ago
> that print tends to be hot because it affords
> independent study and opinion. It affords left-brain
> linearity with individual opinions. Television is cool
> because of its use of collective images and the
> non-linearity of its presentation. Radio is hot
> beciase of the linearity of its presentation and its
> arguments.
>
> TWL always appears to me to be a collection of written
> images. It is almost like a written movie or a book of
> photographs which juxtaposes a series of images that
> holistically and perhaps holographically makes its
> point. It cannot be interpreted in solitude. It does
> not afford spearate opinions. It is learned
> collectively just as the lore of a village or the
> tacit knowedge of a business is.
>
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