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In Praise of the Long and Complicated Sentence

  • Singing for as long as she does on one breath, in complete sentences over twisting melodies, is an amazing feat—not just of lung capacity but of tricking her throat into thinking that she is not about to swallow.
  • Robert Graves said that a poem came to him in “the usual line-and-a-half that unexpectedly forces itself on the entranced mind.” Poets write in sentences, just like everyone else, then play them off against the meter.
  • Think of a long sentence as a poem and it will always be clear, because each part of it will unravel in little musical phrases, with all the different parts coloring one another without it ever feeling discordant.
  • Think of a long sentence as a poem and it will always be clear, because each part of it will unravel in little musical phrases, with all the different parts coloring one another without it

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