By denying people's sense of visual beauty in painting and sculpture , melody in music , meter and rhyme in poetry , plot and narrative and character in fiction , the elite arts wrote off the vast majority of their audience . They purposely excluded people who approach art in part for pleasure and edification in favour of social one-upmanship and an ever-narrowing, in-crowd elite.
Such a fatigue of adjectives, a drone of alliterations, a huffing of hyphenated words hurdling the meter like tired horses. Such a faded upholstery of tears, stars, bells, bones, flood and blood a thud of consonants in tongue, night, dark, dust, seed, wound and wind.Anatole Broyard
I am one of the endangered species: people who still write in meter and rime.
Whoever has ever attempted to translate poetry knows how very difficult it is, both to transmit adequately the message and to recreate the rhyme and rhyme scheme. De Zayas has been remarkably successful in tackling both difficulties. Throughout the book we sense his easy recreation of the mood, the charm, the musicality of the language, and the meter of Rilke’s poems.
Our children will enjoy in their homes electrical energy too cheap to meter.
It is not too much to expect that our children will enjoy in their homes [nuclear generated] electrical energy too cheap to meter.
There should be rhythm There should be melody , but there should be peace . There should be meter and prosody , there should be no confusion ,... But there should be the love of the Lord in the song .
Lovely Rita, meter Maid, nothing could come between us. When it gets dark I'll tow your heart awayPaul McCartney
[Rhyme is] but the invention of a barbarous age, to set off wretched matter and lame meter; ... Not without cause therefore some both Italian and Spanish poets of prime note have rejected rhyme, ... as have also long since our best English tragedies, as... trivial and of no true musical delight; which [truly] consists only in apt numbers, fit quantity of syllables, and the sense variously drawn out from one verse into another, not in the jingling sound of like endings, a fault avoided by the learned ancients both in poetry and all good oratory.john milton