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  1. Jun 2023
    1. These jazz and fusion influences were especially instrumental in generating theclimax waves in my symphony. All of them are achieved by means of setting a metric groove withthe help of syncopation and cross-rhythms.

      jazz style-elements in nikolsky's organ symphony

  2. May 2023
  3. Sep 2021
    1. Contemplate

      Word "Contemplate" in this line is a good example of how setting a persistent stress pattern might interfere the smooth conversational flow throughout poem. Contemplate is a three syllabus word (con/tem/plate). If it's read in iambic metric manner, (con/TEM/plate), it would sound very unnatural compared to its original stress pattern of CON/tem/plate. Thus, readers sometimes might want to intentionally break some of the major pattern employed by the poet to create more sensible way of reading the poem.

    2. Final lines of every stanza is a trimeter, which seems relatively shorter than the preceding lines of penta- and tetrameter. This differentiation creates an unusual and unexpected rhythms and draws readers attention to this final line, which contains the major (sole) motive of author for writing this poem, love.

    3. Countries, towns, courts

      Alliteration of "C"

    4. whole world’s

      Alliteration of "W"

    5. love

      The first and the final lines of every stanza ends in "love"

    6. Call us what you will, we are made such by love;          Call her one, me another fly,

      Anaphora using "Call - "

    7. Take you a course, get you a place,                 Observe his honor, or his grace

      Anaphora using "you a - " and "his - "

    8. well a well-wrought urn

      Alliteration of "W"

    9. We can die by it, if not live by love,          And if unfit for tombs and hearse Our legend be, it will be fit for verse;

      The short "I" vowel frequently appears in these lines creating an internal rhyme(assonance) between "it", "if", "fit", and "unfit."

    10. Rhyme scheme of The Canonization is A B B A C C C A A, and it's persistent throughout every stanza.

      The first stanza, for example, follows A B B A C C C A A rhyme scheme with the each alphabet representing a rhyme as below:

      A: -ove

      B: -out

      C: -ace

      To modern readers, the terminal sound of "love" and, "improve" (or "approve") doesn't seem to rhyme. However,"-ove" during John Donne's time period was pronounced slightly different from modern pronunciation. It was more similar to pronunciation of "-oave," which allowed them to rhyme!

    11. Metric pattern of The Canonization is:

      • Pentameter

      • Tetrameter

      • Pentameter

      • Pentameter

      • Tetrameter

      • Tetrameter

      • Pentameter

      • Tetrameter

      • Trimeter

        However, this pattern is not strictly kept throughout the poem. Since this poem is written in a conversational style between the speaker and his unknown (unseen) provoker, a certain degree of flexibility is accepted to make the poem sound like a natural conversation. For the same reason, there isn't a universal stress pattern in this poem. (Though one might read it in a iambic (da/DUM) rhythm, it would sound very unnatural in some line)

    12. tapers too

      Alliteration of "T"

    13. fortune flout

      This is a exmaple of Alliteration, a "repetition of a consonant sound, usually at the beginning of words in close proximity." It is a rhythmical tool that poets use to "underscore key words and ideas."

      Source: Responding to Literature, Richard Abcarian et al

  4. Jul 2018
    1. 4.3.3 TimeBotsWhile the Printer Clock focused on emphasising the embodied and situated nature of time, pointing to the mesh of activities and characters that come together to create time, the TimeBots drew attention to personal rhythms and how they played out within the context of the classroom. The aim was to challenge the idea that the world is in a state of constant acceleration by inviting children to reflect on the multiple speeds of their day. In contrast to the slow movement, which assumes acceleration as a universalised condition and attempts to counteract this condition by promoting opportunities to slow down, the intention here was to invite the students to explore the variant speeds at which they l

      Does this idea map with Reddy's premise about temporal trajectories, rhythms, and horizons?

  5. Oct 2015
    1. Through duration time is ritualized. Bycultivating duration – that is, by doing things over and over – people createsignificant habits and rituals.

      Through duration of time and repeatedly doing things and creating habits are people also creating rhythms?