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comment What's up with G. M. Hopkins's use of accented characters?
Thanks for the pointer. I'm having trouble sounding the linked example out: saying "with swíft, slów; sweet, sóur; adázzle, dím" as "with swiiift, slooow, sweet, sooour, adaaazle, diiim" doesn't feel right at all. Sprung rhythm purports to be "natural" but those vowels are naturally short.
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comment Where can I find examples of really bad writing?
I'm looking for extended pieces of writing -- failed attempts to communicate something substantial.
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