Thursday, April 06, 2006

Poetics of 'The DaVinci Code'

The roots of iambic pentameter were deeply pagan.

Iambs. Two syllables with opposite emphasis. Stressed and unstressed. Yin yang. A balanced pair. Arranged in strings of five. Pentameter. Five for the pentacle of Venus and the sacred feminine.
from Dan Brown's 'The Davinci Code'. p. 329 of the paperback edition.

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