Re: Joyce, Episode 96: Pentameters and Prosody

apr 11, 2012

Re: Joyce, Episode 96: Pentameters and Prosody

“Rhythm begins, you see. I hear. Acatalectic tetrameter of iambs marching. No, agallop:
deline the mare.

Open your eyes now. I will. One moment. Has all vanished since? If I open and am for
ever in the black adiaphane. Basta! I will see if I can see.

See now. There all the time without you: and ever shall be, world without end.”

Stephen parses the poetry of his own thoughts, and opens his eyes to see if the the world has persisted. It has.

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