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Lilt: a theory of melody

A melody has to catch the ear. A lilt is an up and down movement that has to be asymmetrical or surprising in some way. It can go up, and ...

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Aedh tells his beloved that her beauty is more noble than the beauty of...

Aedh tells his beloved that her beauty is more noble than the beauty of his rivals' beloveds, and that he is a better poet


I have made my songs which praise your hair

And sung of the soft way you close your eyelids.

Other women, of beauty less noble,

Do not have singers as good as me

To tell their children's children how pretty they were.


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