Can anyone give some examples of these words?
One possible example is noted in this sonnet (the "Oh," in line 5)
I am in need of music that would flow
Over my fretful, feeling finger-tips,
Over my bitter-tainted, trembling lips,
With melody, deep, clear, and liquid-slow.
Oh, for the healing swaying, old and low,
Source: Sonnet (1928) by Elizabeth Bishop
In addition, the insertion of "dost" (or "do") in order to match the meter requirements is another example:
How can my Muse want subject to invent,
While thou dost breathe, that pour'st into my verse
Source: Sonnet 38 by Shakespeare
Stated, the normal usage is in verse/lyrical sense
So in the modern age a more appropriate 'Cheville' example would be:
(no cheville) you know how it feels when the car has no wheels
(Cheville) you know how it - really feels when your car 'ain't got' no wheels
It has no real obvious purpose other then enforce, empower and/or change the lyrical flow of the verse to match maybe a beat and/or compensate for missing "glue" to match the previous statement/rhyme.
Here are a couple sentences from Wiktionary:
1905, Robert Louis Stevenson, The Art of Writing:
- The genius of prose rejects the cheville no less emphatically than the laws of verse; and the cheville, I should perhaps explain to some of my readers, is any meaningless or very watered phrase employed to strike a balance in the sound.
1910, Patrick Weston Joyce, English as we speak it in Ireland, chapter 5
The practice of using chevilles was very common in old Irish poetry, and a bad practice it was; for many a good poem is quite spoiled by the constant and wearisome recurrence of these chevilles.
'They met with an island after sailing -
'The third day after, on the end of the rod—
deed of power —
The chieftain found— it was a very great joy -
a cluster of apples.'