[Milton-L] Scansion and line 1

Carrol Cox cbcox at ilstu.edu
Sun Sep 15 18:36:31 EDT 2013


J. Michael Gillum
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> The primary stress in "disobedience" is on the 3rd syllable. "Dis" is a
> secondary stress that can come out in speech, but doesn't need to.

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It's been some 50 years since I read Frye, but I think he argued that the
pentameter line in English was in practice a 4-stress line; almost always
one of the five stresses isn't really stressed much.

Carrol




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