noun [C] 節奏 抑揚頓挫
the regular rise and fall of the voice
noun [C] SPECIALIZED
a set of chords (= different notes played together) at the end of a piece of music
(from Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary)
Anything is better than not to write clearly. There is nothing to be said against lucidity, and against simplicity only the possibility of dryness. This is a risk that is well worth taking when you reflect how much better it is to be bald than to wear a curly wig. But there is in euphony a danger that must be considered. It is very likely to be monotonous. I do not know how one can guard against this. I suppose the best chance is to have a more lively faculty of boredom than one's readers so that one is wearied before they are. One must always be on the watch for mannerisms and when certain cadences come too easily to the pen ask oneself whether they have not become mechanical.
怎麼寫都比寫得不清不楚為佳。明朗是沒有什麼好反對的，簡潔亦然，但也可能導致枯燥。不過這個險是值得冒的，想想看光著頭可比戴上捲捲的假髮要好多了。還 有一項危險一定要注意，那就是音韻流暢。流暢多半會成了單調。我不知道如何防範這一點。我想最理想的情況是對無聊有一份比讀者還強的敏銳感，在讀者還沒有 感覺無聊之前，先知先覺。千萬要時時提防套式主義，當特定的慣性寫法自筆下一滑而出，就要提醒自己，這會不會變得機械習套了。"