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Genre (2012) 45 (1): 29–55.
Published: 01 March 2012
... structure also associated with children’s games and nursery rhymes. This style of verse seems simple, even primitive, because any number of syllables can be used in a line as long as a basic structure of beats is clear. The emphasis on these primary beats also takes on a greater importance than...
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Genre (2006) 39 (3): 107–126.
Published: 01 September 2006
... that the Japanese poem has sixteen syllables. The mistake seems inexplicable, Gurga argues, unless one notices that Noguchi had made the same apparent mis- take in an essay "What Is a Hokku Poem" published a few months earlier in the avant-garde magazine Rhythm. There, according to Gurga, "Noguchi mistakenly...
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Genre (2006) 39 (4): 105–124.
Published: 01 December 2006
...-six-syllable song The two anthologies of songs of Gold Mountain which contain a total of 1,640 verses, he adds, "represent the largest collection of Cantonese folk rhyme writings ever published anywhere" ("An Introduction" 54). The formal structure of these rhymes is indeed surpris- ingly...
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Genre (2010) 43 (3-4): 283–287.
Published: 01 September 2010
... special issue.indd 286 3/4/11 9:25 AM A PREJUDICE 287 body in burning agitation. There’s many a syllable of truth in Schopenhauer’s remark in chapter 278 of Parerga und Paralipomena that philosophers should...
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Genre (2012) 45 (1): 195–213.
Published: 01 March 2012
... to evacuate the art- making impulse that animated the Greek craftsman, the poet’s urge to articulate speech is undone by her confrontation with the cup’s blankness; the speaker finds herself reduced to choked, sputtering repetition, a repeated negation that, in the form of the “un” syllable...
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Genre (2004) 37 (1): 1–46.
Published: 01 March 2004
... continue, I'll reveal the title Jones offers: "Criss Cross." She says that she readily hears Monk's melody in her "mental ear" (75). Perhaps my mental ear is tin, but I do not hear "Criss Cross" in these syllables. If the lines read something like "Duddly doo / duddly doo-Dah / duddly doo dah...
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Genre (2010) 43 (3-4): 307–326.
Published: 01 September 2010
... that describes the material forms of words and syllables. As Greimas and Courtés note in Semiotics and Language, “by formant is understood . . . a part of the expression plane, corresponding to a unit of the content plane, and which . . . permits it to be construed as a sign...
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Genre (2004) 37 (1): 47–64.
Published: 01 March 2004
..., recording director on the session, always claimed that Louis meant to sing the vocal twice but dropped the sheet music halfway and had to improvise mono- syllables till he got straightened out. [Edward "Kid"] Ory says that Louis had the lyrics memorized, but forgot them (or at least...
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Genre (2014) 47 (3): 357–377.
Published: 01 December 2014
... the artificial, the created fiction: “Ersatz / aware of your welt-­rising strokes. your accretion of theme” (8). Ersatz is, literally and metaphorically, an “accretion,” just as the paintings Liv creates in later sections are built from accretions of brush- strokes; one stroke, one cell, one syllable...
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Genre (2012) 45 (1): 121–142.
Published: 01 March 2012
..., in balladry and in other primitive types of poetry, where the equalities of verse coincide with the parallels of meaning. . . . But on the whole the tendency of verse, or certainly that of English verse, has been the opposite: the smallest equalities, the feet, so many syllables...
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Genre (2015) 48 (3): 383–404.
Published: 01 December 2015
... the gaze to be reproduced, recaptured and redistributed over time and across space.” Thus the film objectifies an already objecti- fied idea of India originally associated with the guidebook and the postcard. 396 GENRE in slurred syllables about their Indian vacation. The friends, seeking secluded...
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Genre (2001) 34 (1-2): 125–147.
Published: 01 March 2001
..., these customary syllables. In a fit of petulance, I re- modelled them thus: —"I am safe—I am safe—yes—if I be not fool enough to make confession!" (151-52) The conclusion of the story is inevitable: the narrator, panicked by the thought that he might confess, runs hysterical through the streets...
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Genre (2006) 39 (1): 115–139.
Published: 01 March 2006
... that is full of physical reality. Read within the context of this grotesquely other Louisiana, the concentrated heavy stresses—in some lines nearly every syllable is accented—suggest rhythm's status as an abjectly unrecuperable force. Komunyakaa's "Family Tree" further demonstrates the South's...