Prosody Part 2: Length of Lines
Discover how to create emotional impact by experimenting with the length of lines.
In Prosody Part 2: Length of Lines, Pat deals with the effect of line length on meaning and its ability to create Prosody by matching or mis-matching lines; by shortening or lengthening them; by creating forward motion or stopping forward motion. He analyzes several examples to show the impact of lengthening and shorting lines on the emotion of the song. The relationships between line lengths in a section can create a second level of emotion to support or color the lyric's surface message.