We know that all good writing is full of prose rhythm, for without it the writing neither sings nor flows. In the earlier periods, it was reckoned that rhythm is made of feet, and that stressed and unstressed syllables accounted for rhythm. Now it is reckoned that rhythm is made of the lengths of phrases and junctures. But if rhythm is formed by phrase length and junctures alone, then how are we able to account for the rhythm of stress? For while one author from this modern times may write after this rule, the KJV Bible has clauses such as these “whereof you heard before in the word of the truth of the gospel”, which clearly has something beyond just phrase length giving it its rhythm.

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