[LMB] Levels of Bafflement

Margaret Devere margaret at devere.net
Mon Jan 15 05:32:36 GMT 2018


What I can't do, prosodically, is allow the rhythm of Lois's phrase to be
consistent in the sense of having a basic foot that is not substituted,
however I find it fascinating that you (and perhaps Luke), thinking
musically rather than prosodically, do hear such a consistency.


I wasn't aware that the sense of rhythm in music was different from the
sense of rhythm in poetry. In fact, I thought they were the same. And my
musical background is significantly more extensive than my prosodic
background, so I automatically think in terms of musical rhythm. And it's
easy for me to represent most poetry in musical notation, although I
understand that if the poem is performed that way, it may be considered

Can you comment on how musical rhythm and speech rhythm are and are not the


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