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THE RHYTHMS OF ENGLISH SPEECH
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acceptable allow already alternation approach beat beginning chapter classical common complex consider conventions course create demands demotion deviation discussion distinction double offbeat duple effect emphasis English example expectations experience expressive fact falling final five-beat formation four-beat function further give given hand iambic implied offbeat important increase indicate initial instance inversion kind language less linguistic means metre metrical pattern metrical set movement natural nonstresses normal noted observed occur opening optional pairing particular pause pentameter perceived perhaps phrase poem poetry poets position possible preference principle produces promotion pronunciation reader reading realisation reflect regular relations relationship result rhythm rhythmic rules scansion semantic sense sequence simple single sounds speech stanza stress strict strong structure style subordination suggest syntactic tension theory third tradition triple trochaic underlying unit unstressed syllables usually variation verse