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Tinged with the rising sun;"
And mingled into one :
Tinged with the rising sun;
And mingled into one :
GENERAL EXERCISES IN POETRY. (In reading the following exercises, the pupil should be careful to observe the proper inflections of the voice, the emphatic words, the harmonic and grammatical pauses, the metrical accent and metrical changes; and, at the same time, be particular to avoid such sing-song utterance, as would destroy all poetic beauty. He should also practice scanning the different kinds of verse, until he becomes familiar with all the measures.)
THE WOOD-ROSE AND LAUREL.- A FABLE.
Iambic measure. - - Lines of various lengths, consisting of four, three, anel
Whose leāves | ă thou | sănd swēets | disclose ;
QUESTIONS. What fault is presented in the incorrect reading of the example? What is the popil required to observe in reading the general exercises in poetry" What is scanning? In what kind of measure is the first exercise ? Of how maug feet do the lines consist ?
With modest air it hides its charms,
A proud and flaunting Wood-Rose blew. 2. With haughty air her head she raised,
And on the beauteous plant she gazed.
“ Thou worthless flower,
Go, leave my bower,
How dost thou dare,
Where roses are,
3. “And dost thou think," the Laurel cried,
And raised its head with modest pride,
The scene where first I grew ?
My flower will perish, too ;
Shall fall where once thy beauties stood,
Will still amid the gloom be seen,
4. “ Presuming fool!” the Wood-Rose cried,
But ah! no more the flower could say;
And bore her boasted charms away.
5. And such, said I, is beauty's power;
And if she lives her little day,
And steals her bloom away.
6. But in thy form, thou Laurel green, Fair Virtue's semblance soon is seen:
In life she cheers each different stage, Spring's transient reign, and summer's glow, • And autumn mild, advancing slow, —
And lights the eye of age.
lambic measure. — Iines consisting of four and three feet
Her sun shine and her shade;
In wild, fantastic forms.
QUESTIONS. In what measure is the second exercise? How many feet in the sines? Of what does an iambic consist?llow is jambic measure accented?
2. I love her rivers deep and wide,
To seek the ocean's breast;
The haunts of peaceful rest.
3. I love her forests dark and lone,
I hear from morn till night;
In varied colors bright.
4. Her forests and her valleys fair,
Have all their charms for me;-
The Land of Liberty.
ASPIRATIONS OF YOUTII. - MONTGOMERT.
and others of three feet only.
Up thẻ | mount of 1 glörỹ,
In our country's story;
QUESTIONS. In what measure is exercise third ? Ilow many feet do the Unce contaio? Of what does a trochee consist? Which syllable is accented ?
2. Deeper, deeper, let us toil,
In the mines of knowledge ;
Win from school and college ;
Anapestic and Jambic measures. The fifth line and the seventh of the second
inza, end with an additional long syllable. 1. At the clöse | of the dãy | when the hãm | let s still,
Ănd mõr | tăls thị swēets I of forgēt | fūlněss prove,
Or what does
QUESTIONB. In what measures is the fourth exercise written" anapest consist? How accented ?