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2. Oft in my waking dreams do I
Live o'er again that happy hour,
Beside the ruined tower.
Had blended with the lights of eve;
My own dear Genevieve!
The statue of the armed knight ;
Amid the lingering light.
The songs that make her grieve.
I sang an old and moving story-
That ruin wild and hoary.
LITERARY ANALYSIS.—5-8. Oft ... tower. Arrange this stanza in the prose order.-Explain “waking dreams.”—Give an instance of alliteration in this stanza.
7-10. State in your own words what was the scene of the romance. Is it effective for the poet's purpose? Why?
11. And... joy. What two metaphors in this line?
17. Few ... own. What is the most emphatic word in this line? By what device is it brought into prominence? Transpose into the prose order, and note the difference.
17-20. In this stanza, how many words are of other than Anglo-Saxon origin?
18. My hope! my joy! Note the fine effect of the recurrence of these terms used in line II.
20. grieve. Were it not for rhyme's sake, do you think the poet would use a word so strong as "grieve ?” What is perhaps a more fitting word ?-Se. lect, from Dryden's Alexander's Feast, a line expressing a thought similar to that in lines 19, 20.
?. She listened with a flitting blush, With downcast eyes
and modest grace ; For well she knew I could not choose
But gaze upon her face.
Upon his shield a burning brand;
The Lady of the Land.
The deep, the low, the pleading tone
With downcast eyes and modest grace;
Too fondly on her face!
11. But when I told the cruel scorn
That crazed that bold and lovely knight,
Nor rested day nor night;
12. That sometimes from the savage den,
And sometimes from the darksome shade,
In green and sunny glade,
LITERARY ANALYSIS.—25-28. Observe how preparation is made for the introduction of the story—how (stanza 5) we are told that Genevieve loved best when listening to songs that made her grieve, and how (line 22) the lover sang a "moving story;" then how, before proceeding with the story as began in stanza 8, a fine effect is obtained by the pause in stanza 7.
28. But Grammatical construction ? 31. And ... wooed. Supply the ellipsis. – What is the peculiar force of "long” as here used ?
37, 38. Of what lines are these an iteration ?-Observe the context of these lines in each instance.
41-44. In stanza 11, name two words derived from Latin through French. 45-47. That sometimes ... once. What is the figure of speech? (See Def. 36.)—To what word is the phrase "starting up at once" an adjunct ?
13. There came and looked him in the face
An angel beautiful and bright;
This miserable knight;
14. And that, unknowing what he did,
He leaped amid a murderous band,
The Lady of the Land;
15. And how she wept, and clasped his knees;
And how she tended him in vain,
That scorn that crazed his brain;
LITERARY ANALYSIS.--49, 50. There came ... bright. Transpose into the piose order, and point out which effects are obtained by the use of the poetic order.
51, 52. Point out an instance of pleonasm in these lines,
57–59. Note the employment of the conjunction and to introduce each clause.'
59. expiate. Etymology?
65. His dying words. Note the sudden pause by which the conclusion is left unexpressed. What is this figure of speech called ? (See Def. 88.):
i The employment of conjunctions to an unusual degree is sometimes made a distinct figure of speech under the name of polysyndeton.
18. All impulses of soul and sense
Had thrilled my guileless Genevieve;
The rich and balmy eve;
An undistinguishable throng,
Subdued and cherished long!
She blushed with love and virgin shame;
I heard her breathe my name.
As conscious of my louk she stepped-
She fled to me and wept.
She pressed me with a meek embrace;
And gazed upon my face.
And partly 'twas a bashful art,
The swelling of her heart.
And told her love with virgin pride;
My bright and beauteous bride.
LITERARY ANALYSIS.—71–76. In the enumeration of details in these lines, which particulars are to be classed as “impulses of soul," and which as “impulses of sense?"
74. undistinguishable throng. Explain. 75, 76. subdued, Subdued. Notice the use of the same word at the end of one phrase and at the beginning of another.'
This is sometimes made a distinct figure under the name of anadiplosis.
II.-MORNING HYMN TO MONT BLANC. 1. Hast thou a charm to stay the morning-star
In his steep course? So long he seems to pause
2. Yet, like some sweet beguiling melody,
So sweet, we know not we are listening to it,
3. Awake, my soul! not only passive praise
Thou owest! not alone these swelling tears,
4. Thou first and chief, sole Sovran of the Vale!
Oh, struggling with the darkness all the night,