Actually, when I read it aloud I give ALL THE HANDS
equal value and more than the first part of the line.
My intuitive interpretation.
P.
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From: [log in to unmask] href="mailto:[log in to unmask]">Diana Manister
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Sent: Friday, September 08, 2006 11:49 AM
Subject: Re: Please, help me with the feet.

In re: One THINKS of ALL the HANDS

Peter feels the "all" is all but unstressed. I stress "all" but do not stress "thinks." Anyone have an audio of TSE reading it? Diana


From: Peter Montgomery <[log in to unmask]>
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Subject: Re: Please, help me with the feet.
Date: Thu, 7 Sep 2006 16:15:00 -0700

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
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From: [log in to unmask] href="mailto:[log in to unmask]">Brian O'Sullivan
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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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