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  • The Fatal Lozenge: An Alphabet 1961, a compilation of twenty-six four-line rhymes with accompanying drawings that involves the unspeakable acts committed by cads, fetishists, lazars, proctors, hermits, undines, yeggs, zouaves, and felonious monks.

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  • It was the kind of story that, in saner times, before the media was so pathetically competing for viewers of the bizarre and moronic, would be relegated to a four-line item at the back of the minister's local paper along with the reported rescue of a treed cat or a description of a Sunday school picnic.

    Joel Shatzky: Educating for Democracy: Book Burning and "Wagging the Dog"

  • Shorty, pessimistic, indefatigable, and joyous, at frequent intervals roared out the three lines of the first four-line stanza of a song he had forgotten.

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  • Mr. Mehrotra's cunning deployment of enjambment—the breaking of a phrase or sentence across a poetic line—propels us from one line to the next, re-enacting, in the four-line opening sentence, the way the mind pieces together the meaning of the world from the messages of the senses, before knocking it out with the clean, flat declaration of the line that follows.

    When Mysticism Came Down to Earth

  • It was the kind of story that, in saner times, before the media was so pathetically competing for viewers of the bizarre and moronic, would be relegated to a four-line item at the back of the minister's local paper along with the reported rescue of a treed cat or a description of a Sunday school picnic.

    Joel Shatzky: Educating for Democracy: Book Burning and "Wagging the Dog"

  • It was the kind of story that, in saner times, before the media was so pathetically competing for viewers of the bizarre and moronic, would be relegated to a four-line item at the back of the minister's local paper along with the reported rescue of a treed cat or a description of a Sunday school picnic.

    Joel Shatzky: Educating for Democracy: Book Burning and "Wagging the Dog"

  • "Mortality" contains 14 four-line stanzas of anapestic tetrameter, meaning that it advances in four beats of three syllables, two unstressed and one stressed.

    With Death on His Mind

  • This was the kind of story that, in saner times, would be relegated to a four-line item at the back of the local paper along with the reported rescue of a treed cat or a description of a Sunday school picnic.

    Joel Shatzky: Educating for Democracy: Book Burning and "Wagging the Dog"

  • Special tribute to Kathy here: years ago I was sitting at my first to second chant workshop and I was completely puzzled about how the notes on a four-line staff worked.

    Central Coast Gregorian Workshop, California

  • This was the kind of story that, in saner times, would be relegated to a four-line item at the back of the local paper along with the reported rescue of a treed cat or a description of a Sunday school picnic.

    Joel Shatzky: Educating for Democracy: Book Burning and "Wagging the Dog"

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