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The meaning suppports a stronger emphasis on ALL than on the others,
but it seems the word can hardly bear the weight.

Cheers,
Peter
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Paul Meahan" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Thursday, September 07, 2006 9:42 PM
Subject: Re: Please, help me with the feet.


> Peter et al,
>
> I tend to agree with Brian here.  I think it is safe to argue that ALL
receives
> more of a stress than "of" or "the", and since it is a very infrequent
thing in
> English poetry to have three unstressed syllables in a row, I would stress
it.
> I would be open to an interpretation of it as a half-stress, though I am
> inclined to a full one.
>
> Regards,
> Wm. Paul Meahan
> University of Toronto
>
>
> Quoting Peter Montgomery <[log in to unmask]>:
>
> > Re: Please, help me with the feet.The emphasis on ALL seems to me quit a
bit
> > less than the others,
> > almost to the point of bof not being there.
> >
> > Cheers,
> > Peter
> >   ----- Original Message ----- 
> >   From: Brian O'Sullivan
> >   To: [log in to unmask]
> >   Sent: Wednesday, September 06, 2006 5:46 AM
> >   Subject: Re: Please, help me with the feet.
> >
> >
> >   I actually read it as three iambs:
> >
> >   "One THINKS of ALL the HANDS"
> >
> >   Sorry to be boring!
> >
> >   Brian
> >
> >
> >   On 9/6/06 7:49 AM, "marcin ostrouch" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> >
> >
> >     Could you please help me wit the metrical feet in the second stanza
of
> > TSE's Preludes?
> >
> >     I have doubts about the third line here:
> >
> >                                                (...)
> >
> >     With the other masquerades
> >     That time resumes,
> >     One thinks of all the hands
> >     That are raising dingy shades
> >     In a thousand furnished rooms.
> >     are there: one spondee and two dactyls?
> >
> >     Thank you.
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
>
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