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1540 examples of  stanzas  in sentences

1540 examples of stanzas in sentences

But who can meditate upon the memorable stanzas, and not see, in fancy, the enthusiastic youththe lover of melody and of natureas he enters his dingy room, the ordinary abiding place of poetical geniuses.

The Prayer of Nature, indeed, though previously written, was not included in the edition before the notice of the critic; but the sound of Loch-na-Gair and some of the stanzas on Newstead ought to have saved him from the mistake of his impudent advice.

Smarting under a slight he had received at parting from a school-companion, who had excused himself from a farewell meeting on the plea that he had to go shopping, he at one moment talks of his desolation, and says that, "leaving England without regret," he has thought of entering the Turkish service; in the next, especially in the stanzas to Hodgson, he runs off into a strain of boisterous buffoonery.

The poet in some of his stanzas has described the fine view of the port and the disconsolate dirtiness of the city itself, the streets of which were at that time rendered dangerous by the frequency of religious and political assassinations.

Here, too, he saw, parading on the Prado, the famous Maid of Saragossa, whom he celebrates in his equally famous stanzas (Childe Harold, I., 54-58).

"Have you no other result of your travels?" he asked; and got for answer, "A few short pieces; and a lot of Spenserian stanzas; not worth troubling you with, but you are welcome to them."

During his stay in the Belgian capital lie paid a visit to the scene of Waterloo, wrote the famous stanzas beginning, "Stop, for thy tread is on an empire's dust!"

During that month he wrote the Monody on Sheridan, The Dream, Churchill's Grave, the Sonnet to Lake Leman, Could I remount the River of my Years, part of Manfred, Prometheus, the Stanzas to Augusta, beginning, My sister!

Byron's "Rhine" flows, like the river itself, in a stream of "exulting and abounding" stanzas.

In spite of manifest flaws, the nine stanzas beginning "It is the hush of night," have enough in them to feed a high reputation.

He started in answer to the summons, writing on his way the beautiful stanzas to the Po, beginning River that rollest by the ancient walls Where dwells the lady of my love.

Don Juan is in scope and magnitude a far wider work; but no considerable series of stanzas in Don Juan are so free from serious artistic flaw.

My poem is finished, and consists of about forty Spenser stanzas

This promise was not literally fulfilled, for stanzas 19 to 24 were omitted, not apparently with any special object.

The numerals which I put in parentheses indicate the stanzas in which the details occur.

The finest things are to be found in the denunciation of the 'deaf and viperous murderer;' in the stanzas concerning the 'Mountain Shepherds,' especially the figure representing Shelley himself; and in the solemn and majestic conclusion, where the poet rises from the region of earthly sorrow into the realm of ideal aspiration and contemplation.

Looking through the stanzas of Adonais, I find the following laxities of rhyming:

The number of stanzas in Adonais is 55: therefore there is more than one such irregularity for every two stanzas.

The number of stanzas in Adonais is 55: therefore there is more than one such irregularity for every two stanzas.

The capitalized Dream might appear to be one of those impersonated Dreams to whom these stanzas relate: but in the present line the word 'dream' would be more naturally construed as meaning simply 'thought, mental conception.' 1. 7.

The terms employed by Shelley seem to glance more particularly at that celebrated statue: this was the more appropriate as Byron had devoted to the same figure two famous stanzas in the 4th canto of Childe Harold 'Or view the Lord of the unerring bow, The God of life and poesy and light,' &c. 1. 9.

In the preceding three stanzas Adonais is contemplated as being alive, owing to the very fact that his death has awakened him 'from the dream of life'mundane life.

See the notes on stanzas 42 and 43.

Perhaps therefore we shall be safest in supposing that he alludes, not to persons who are dear, but to circumstances and conditions of a more general kindsuch as are involved in his self-portraiture, stanzas 31-34.

It is true that Death figures elsewhere in Adonais (stanzas 7, 8, 25) under an aspect with which the present phrases are hardly consistent: but, in the case of a cancelled stanza, that counts for very little.

The three first stanzas are delicious; they seem to me a compound of Burns and.

That which Lamb quotes is by Matthew Roydon, Stanzas 15 to 18 and 26 and 27.

It consists of a hundred and ten stanzas, from which I shall gather and arrange a few.

Had all the poem been like these stanzas, I should not have spoken so strongly concerning its faults.

These few stanzas, however, my readers will be glad to have: What is the chain which draws us back again, And lifts man up unto his first creation? Nothing in him his own heart can restrain; His reason lives a captive to temptation; Example is corrupt; precepts are mixed; All fleshly knowledge frail, and never fixed.

I think the fourth and fifth of the stanzas I have given, profound in truth, and excellent in utterance.

It is of considerable lengtha hundred and thirty-two stanzas.

Here are a few stanzas from St. Peter's Complaint: Titles I make untruths: am I a rock, That with so soft a gale was overthrown?

Here, from another poem, are two little stanzas worth preserving: Yet God's must I remain, By death, by wrong, by shame; I cannot blot out of my heart That grace wrought in his name.

Here are some neat stanzas from a poem he calls CONTENT AND RICH.

At all events, however, certain of the more prosaic measures and stanzas lend themselves readily, and with much favour, to some of the more complex of logical necessities.

The section from which I have gathered the following stanzas is devoted to the more immediate proof of the soul's immortality.

The three stanzas together make us lovingly regret that Dr. Donne should have ridden his Pegasus over quarry and housetop, instead of teaching him his paces.

One more passage of two stanzas from Giles Fletcher, concerning the glories of heaven: I quote them for the sake of earth, not of heaven.

This is pure homage: it was their delight that such adaptations should be recognizedjust as it was Spenser's hope, when he inserted translated stanzas from Tasso's Jerusalem Delivered in The Fairy Queen, to gain the honour of a true reproduction.

I shall now give two stanzas of his version of the 127th Psalm.

The best in a volume of ninety Hymns and Songs of the Church, is, I think, The Author's Hymn at the close, of which I give three stanzas.

I must restrain remark, however, and give five out of twelve stanzas of another of his hymns.

Note the flow and the ebb of the lines of each stanzafrom six to eight to ten syllables, and back through eight to six, the number of stanzas corresponding to the number of lines in each; only the poem itself begins with the ebb, and ends with a full spring-flow of energy.

Note also the perfect antithesis in their parts between the first and second stanzas, and how the last line of the poem clenches the whole in revealing its ideathat for the sake of which it was written.

I shall give one or two stanzas out of the rather long poem, to lead up to the change in the last.

In all the stanzas but the last, the last line in each hangs unrhymed: in the last the rhyming is fulfilled.

Then at least we might have got rid of such oddities as the stanzas for steps up to the church-door, the first at the bottom of the page; of the lines shaped into ugly altar-form; and of the absurd Easter wings, made of ever lengthening lines.

No doubt there are in the poem instances of such faults in style as were common in the age in which his verse was rooted: for my own part, I never liked the first two stanzas of the hymn.

Amongst the stanzas there is, however, one of exceeding loveliness: He, sovereign priest, stooping his regal head, That dropped with odorous oil down his fair eyes, Poor fleshly tabernacle enterรฉd, His starry front low-roofed beneath the skies.

Chiefly known for his mystical philosophy, which he cultivated in retirement at Cambridge, and taught not only in prose, but in an elaborate, occasionally poetic poem, of somewhere about a thousand Spenserian stanzas, called A Platonic Song of the Soul, he has left some smaller poems, from which I shall gather good store for my readers.

I give only a few of the stanzas.

Baretti told Malone that, having proposed to teach Johnson Italian, they went over a few stanzas of Ariosto, and Johnson then grew weary.

" "Who forgets, Sir?" said Johnson, and immediately repeated three or four stanzas of the poem.'

This alludes to Southwell's stanzas 'Upon the Image of Death,' in his Maeonia, [Maeoniae] a collection of spiritual poems: 'Before my face the picture hangs, That daily should put me in mind Of those cold names and bitter pangs That shortly I am like to find:

From Chatterton's Aella read nine stanzas from the song beginning: "O sing unto my roundelay."

"Oh, Snatch'd away in Beauty's Bloom," "There's not a joy the world can give like that it takes away," and from Don Juan, Canto III., the song inserted between stanzas lxxxvi.

From the stanzas indicated in Childe Harold, select, first, the passages which best illustrate the spirit of revolt, and, second, the passages of most poetic beauty.

He also made a flying trip to Florence and Rome, and some of the finest stanzas of "Childe Harold" are descriptions of the classic ruins and the masterpieces of Grecian and mediaeval art,the beauties and the associations of Italy's great cities.

But these pretty stanzas are interrupted by the mention of Phoebus, the Dryads, old Sylvan, and Pan.

In the translation of Gray's Elegy there is a more than usual crampness; occasioned, perhaps, by his having rendered into hexameters the stanzas of four lines, to which the elegiac measure of the Romans would have been better suited.

In psychological terms, we ascribe the difficulty to the failure to make proper associations between stanzas.

Association was made effectively between the lines of the single stanzas, but not between the separate stanzas.

Association was made effectively between the lines of the single stanzas, but not between the separate stanzas.

What duty does Blanco teach his master? Memorize the last two stanzas of the poem.

The last two verses of the lst and 3d stanzas and the last verse of the 2d and 4th stanzas are agudos, the other verses being llanos.

The last two verses of the lst and 3d stanzas and the last verse of the 2d and 4th stanzas are agudos, the other verses being llanos.

[Footnote 1: The 1st, 8th, and 9th stanzas of this poem are in octosyllabic verses, and the rest in hendecasyllabic verses of both classes, with heptasyllabic verses alternating.

Dear SirI have again been reading your stanzas on Bloomfield, which are the most appropriate that can be imagined, sweet with Doric delicacy.

The volume was Poems, 1823, one of the chief of which was "Stanzas on the Difficulty with which, in Youth, we Bring Home to our Habitual Consciousness, the Idea of Death," to which Lloyd appended the following sentence from Elia's essay on "New Year's Eve," as motto: "Not childhood alone, but the young man till thirty, never feels practically that he is mortal.

Then, moreover, and besides, to speak with becoming modesty, excepting my own self, who is there but you who can write the musical lines and stanzas that are intermixed?

Probably, I think, the "Stanzas written for a blank leaf in Sewell's History of the Quakers," printed in A Widow's Tale, 1827.

A-propos of Mr. Frere: he came to me while at breakfast this morning, and between some stanzas which he was repeating to me of a truly original poem of his own, he said carelessly, "By the way, about half-an-hour ago I was so silly (taking an immense pinch of snuff and priming his nostrils with it) as to get married I "Perfectly true.

I have written a story in eighty-nine stanzas in imitation of him, called 'Beppo,' the short name for Giuseppe, that is the Joe of the Italian Joseph."

what tediousness!for tedious to a strange degree, it must be confessed that whole passages are, particularly the earlier stanzas of the fourth canto.

In politics he was, when he went to Stowey, "almost equidistant from all the three prominent parties, the Pittites, the Foxites, and the Democrats"; he was "a vehement anti-ministerialist, but after the invasion of Switzerland, a more vehement anti-Gallican [see the last two stanzas of "France"], and still more intensely an anti-Jacobin."

* * STANZAS Written on seeing Flags and other Ensigns of War, hanging in a Country Church.

Mr. Watts, the editor, besides the stanzas we have quoted, has contributed indeed less than other editors, in similar works, and much less than we could wish, for we are sincere admirers of his plaintive muse.

* The stanzas with which Kirke White's fragment of the "Christiad" concludes, are not so painful as these lines.

Martin's 'Horace' And who, after thus expatiating for some stanzas on the charms of the country, calls in all his money one week in order to settle there, and puts it all out again (no doubt at higher interest) the week after.

And another, in stanzas of extreme strength and eloquent description, describes a storm at night "among the mountains of Snowdon," with these expressions: "The bird of night Screams from her straw-built nest, as from the womb Of infant death, and wheels her drowsy flight Amid the pine-clad rocks, with wonder and afright." "The night-breeze dies Faint, on the mountain-ash leaves that surround Snowdon's dark peaks.

In the original song there were but two stanzas, and this is the second: "She's backit like the peacock, She's breistit like the swan, She's jimp around the middle,

"Common-metre stanzas consist of four iambic lines; one of eight, and the next of six syllables.

"Short-metre stanzas consist of four iambic lines; the third of eight, the rest of six syllables.

"Particular-metre stanzas consist of six iambic lines; the third and sixth of six syllables, the rest of eight.

"Hallelujah-metre stanzas consist of six iambic lines; the last two of eight syllables, and the rest of six."Id.

"Long-metre stanzas are merely the union of four iambic lines, of ten syllables each.

Such is the quality of his best lyrics, like When We Two Parted, the Elegy on Thyrza, Stanzas to Augusta, She Walks in Beauty, and of innumerable passages, lyrical and descriptive, in his longer poems.

In the lyrical pieces already mentioned, together with Adonais, the lines Written in the Euganean Hills, Epipsychidion, Stanzas Written in Dejection near Naples, A Dream of the Unknown, and many others, Shelley's lyrical genius reaches a rarer loveliness and a more faultless art than Byron's ever attained, though it lacks the directness and momentum of Byron.

The stanzas on Mahomet I have also had printed in it.


(In The Volunteer choir, July 1949) NM: music & added stanzas.

Again Venetia spoke; again she repeated the mysterious stanzas.

There our lately met marchande (albeit she was but a guest, fortified against the street-watch with her master's written "pass") led the ancient Calinda dance with that well-known song of derision, in whose ever multiplying stanzas the helpless satire of a feeble race still continues to celebrate the personal failings of each newly prominent figure among the dominant caste.

There is a celebrated ballad on tea-picking, in thirty stanzas, sung by a young woman who goes from home early in the day to work, and lightens her labors with song.

In the concluding stanzas, in which the writer draws her moral, there are weak lines.

In one copy of the lines which I have, the name is changed from Bice to "Flavia," and this, I take it, because of the entire non-applicability of the latter stanzas to the child, whose rearing was in her own hands.

'It is not a little bewildering,' says Mr. Sampson, the present editor, 'to find one great poet and critic extolling Blake for the "glory of metre" and "the sonorous beauty of lyrical work" in the two opening lyrics of the Songs of Experience, while he introduces into the five short stanzas quoted no less than seven emendations of his own, involving additions of syllables and important changes of meaning.'

Even more remarkable is the change which the omission of a single stop has produced in the last line of one of the succeeding stanzas of the same poem.

Only a few fine stanzas from it have ever appeared.