It is absolutely under the control of the operator." (22) This description reflects back on "Sibyl's Leaves," suggesting that the manuscript's varying caesural
marks render the long sonnet navigable, much like tracks on a modern compact disc.
At the same time, he was engaged in the composition of 154 Forties, poems written in a more traditional compositional method, incorporating an emphasis on prosody and caesural
Both these positions shaped a culture of 'continuous commemoration' and 'imperial thanksgiving' that preserved 1857 as 'a caesural
moment in the history of the Indian empire--replete with signs and wonders [...]--when all was nearly lost only to be regained once more'.
After a caesural
intermission, the poem returns to the ants' world, ensconcing the speaker's emotions.
et femme d'Helenus," with all the poignancy of that caesural
"helas!") (Oc 1: 85-87; "Le Cygne," poem LXXXIX).
The following systems from Richard III and Romeo and Juliet illustrate this development (in particular, note how Romeo's soliloquy observes the caesural
pauses): Duchess of York (R3 2.2.79-88): A: Alas!
From the caesura in his surname (which creates its own puzzle and foils assumptions of a Scottish heritage) to the six-decade output of delightfully improbable, sometimes neologistic vocabularies, chance-determined (or not) caesural
silences, and lettristic, phonemic, and other kinds of sonic and visual play that combined intentionality and indeterminacy, Mac Low's brilliance and humor both augmented and complicated linguistic geometries of attention.
Phillips's narratives advance through caesural
rhythm, so even as Alma tries to fit the disparate pictures together, Buddy (the eight-year-old boy who lives near camp with his mother, Hilda, the camp cook, and his abusive stepfather, Carmody) translates the markings on the wall of the cave.