Dipody


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Dipody

 

a rhythmic unity in iambic or trochaic meter formed by combining two metric feet, one of which bears the stronger rhythmic stress while the other seems to be secondary. An example of dipody in which the second foot is stronger is Lermontov’s lines

Nă vŏzdôshnŏm ǀ ŏkĕánĕ
Bĕz rŭliá ĭ ǀ bĕz vĕtril.

Dipody in which the first foot is stronger is exemplified in the lines from Pushkin

Ŭtéshĕtsiă ǀ bĕzmólvnăiă ǀ pĕchál’
I rézvăiă ǀ zădômăĕt ǀ siă ǀ rádŏst’.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.