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Robin Hamilton robin.hamilton3 at VIRGINMEDIA.COM
Sun Sep 11 14:02:57 EDT 2016


This was meant to go to the list, but ended up going accidentally backchannel to
Bill.

                                 :-(((

RH

> 
>     It's interesting to scan this line -- what emerges is a five-foot line
> which looked at askew could be just possibly considered an extreme variant of
> an iambic pentameter line:
> 
>                           /  | X X / | X X / | X X / | / /
> 
>     In English, three anapaestic feet preceded by an unstressed foot, and
> followed by a spondee.
> 
>     K, it's a bit of a stretch to allow that as iambic pentameter, but hey,
> it's Sunday ...
> 
>     Robin Hamilton
> 
>         > > On 10 September 2016 at 17:40 W Brewer <brewerwa at gmail.com> wrote:
> > 
> >         “Let all the poison that lurks in the mud, hatch out.” 
> > 
> >     > 
> 
>      
> 



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