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That he's incapable of writing a line that isn't beautifully cadenced certainly does no harm to his case.
Throughout the finely cadenced stories in Cradle Book, Teicher depicts individuals as being marginalized by the desires of a larger collective.
The cadenced sound of feet hitting dry leaves in the thick tuft of cedars to my left brought me out of my daydream.
Although eight poems (as in the works of Benassi and Di Spigno) consist of very long lines, at times going beyond the margin, the majority (the other eighteen) tend to have a more concise and cadenced verse.
More than the intricacies of the plot, Gunesekera's works are almost always centred on cadenced language and delicate emotional realities.
I am entranced by what Alan Hollinghurst or Orhan Pamuk can do with elliptical, allusive, cadenced, pitch-perfect sentences.
2) Oppen and Gluck poeticize prayer under the sign of litotes, or understatement, and Wright does so, like Hopkins, with rhetorical opulence; if their poems restrain trope and anthropomorphism, his abound with extravagant, almost baroque figurations of landscape, affect, and an absent God; if theirs approximate silent or mental prayer, subduing verbal music, his are written in strongly cadenced lines rich with sonic patterning.
Soon, birds were everywhere, their cadenced trilling drowning out all other sounds.
She is a formidable icon, 6 feet tall, with a speaking voice cadenced like an epic poem and a presence that evokes an aging African warrior queen.
But then my ears detected a welcome sound above the sigh of the mountain breeze: the steady, cadenced yap of dogs barking treed.
The Fellaheen experience life as "a planless happening without goal or cadenced march in time, wherein occurrences are many, but, in the last analysis, devoid of significance" (1980: 2: 170-171).
As I noted, he excludes writers whose work constitutes mere lineated prose and cannot rightly be said to be verse (which means, after all, measured--not simply cadenced or intense--speech).