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dactylic

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From an implicational perspective, there is no need for a forced choice in this case; a dactylic genitive singular or partitive singular in -t are both equally good predictors of the genitive plural.
distich, dactylic and arsis) sent me to other words, which used those words again, and I was locked in the circularity bind that frustrates users of so many dictionaries.
It is also speeded up by the dactylic rhythm which gives the line two unstressed beats on 'thee with' and '-mine and', and then halted or drawn back by a concluding spondee on 'fine drouth'.
Alfred, we both know there's little dactylic pentameter that can be spotted and quoted from classic anthologies (although Hephaistion's Handbook on Meters cites "Atthis I loved you once long ago" as an example, without much on Sappho, but still, could a presence be much more felicitous?
As all card-carrying recreational linguists know, the double dactyl is a serious light verse form comprising two quatrains, with each line--except the final, rhyming lines of the quatrains-consisting of two dactylic feet, and in which the first line must be a nonsense reduplication; the second line a proper name; and the penultimate or antepenultimate line one double dactylic word.
We show that dactylic meter is marked by constant stress clash and that iambic meter is marked by constant stress lapse; these meters, then, are rhythmically marked, not rhythmically perfect like the anapest.
is subject to the inconstancy of the trochaic meter'; he comments that while a foot and a half of missing hexameter might include three long syllables of a gerund or name, or four syllables of a dactylic name such as `Garnerii' (i.
True enough, nobody in my family talked in dactylic hexameter or dropped everything to fight wars in farflung Troy, but on certain nights when the kitchen struck me as particularly warm and the only sounds were those of pages turning as Achilles sulked in his tent or Odysseus outwitted the Cyclops, I felt intimations of the universal.
As late as the second century BCE, the Latin poet Ennius wrote his history in dactylic hexameter, the meter of epic.
The final line is exemplary in this regard: the sudden rush of metricality in the left-tabulated line, in which the dactylic lilt structures a chiasmus of /ai/and /au/diphthongs, seeks to resolve, and release, the tensions of the poem thus far.
We hear her explaining to Bill that she wrote a poem for him in Latin for when he got back, which she describes as 'a send-up of Vergil in dactylic hexameter', in which both she and Bill appear as characters in the Aeneid.
Again, in the dactylic rhythm, it seems as though will bows out to make room for a more passive presence.