Dactyls


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Dactyls

fabulous smiths; discovered iron and how to work with it. [Gk. Myth.: Leach, 273]
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The view I put forward there may account for the "dignified" quality of the spondaic substitution in hexameter verse; the present argument accounts for the "dignified" quality of the dactyl.
And iambic meter is NOT a simple succession of LH verse feet but includes triads (LLL), dactyls (HLL), and spondees (HH) as well.
AG "Encounter," in dactyls, is a poem you consider an ars poetica.
The verse form that evolved to narrate Greek epic poetry is the dactylic hexameter: five dactyls, for which a spondee may substitute, and a final spondee or trochee in the last foot.
And though dactyls are rare as the main "metrical contract" of English poems, there are certainly dactylic poems in English, like Hardy's "The Voice":
Rhythmically, the poem maintains the aching insistence of dactyls, the strength of will in that original stress followed by the passivity of two unstressed beats.
The woozy dactyls and the maddeningly reductive metaphor of the painter's palette have purged the descriptions of the immediacy and visionary resonance we find in the prose.
Topography and poetics, the inflection of a few dactyls,
Whitman sets his pentameters against his dactylic lines, an his dactyls can encode a rougher, more organic voice by contrast to the constraint of pentameter.
In the great opening line--"Woman much missed, how you call to me, call to me"--the echoing dactyls are blown out of hearing by the bitter north wind.
dd Down in the dike d + one beat Under the--under the dd Ooze and the slime, d + one beat Nestles the wraith d + one beat Of a reticent Gryke aa "Bubblering bubbles d + lamb Of rhyme iamb Lines 1 and 3 are double dactyls Lines 2,4, 5 have a double dactyl + one beat Line 6 are two anapests Line 8 is an lamb Paradise Lost Book Five: An Epitome" by Hecht Higgledy piggledy dd Archangel Rafael, dd Speaking of Satan's re- dd Bellion from God: d + one beat "Chap was decidedly dd Turgiversational, dd Given to lewdness and dd Rodomontade.
meter really, since both words are dactyls, three syllables whose first