Monday, September 22, 2008

creative writing idea by nicole krauss: syncopated rhythm

The rhythm of 'The History of Love' is unusual / irregular / syncopated.
Look at this: 'When they write my obituary. Tomorrow. Or the next day'.
Now and again we meet short sentences like: 'And yet'. Or: 'But'. Just one single word 'but'. What for? It helps to control the readers' rhythm.


  1. Jacob,
    I suppose there are more means to control the reader's rhythm. What do u know of that?

  2. Judith, yes.
    Formal structure. As lineation in poetry.