Sunday, October 28, 2007

heroic triplet

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10B participant said...

Footnote pg 2304 from Descriptions of a City Shower

"Sweepings from butchers' stalls, dung, guts, and blood,
Drowned puppies, stinking sprats, all drenched in mud,
Dead cats, and turnip tops, come tumbling down the flood."

...A note almost certainly suggested by Swift points to the concluding triplet with its resonant final alexandrine as a burlesque of a mannerism of Dryden and other Restroation poets and claims that Swift's ridicule banished the triplet from contemporary poetry

10B participant said...

Andrea Yamsuan