Logaoedic Verse

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Logaoedic Verse


(1) In metric versification, lines containing both trisyllabic feet (such as dactyls and anapests) and disyllabic feet (such as iambs and trochees); their rhythm is less regular than that of lines written in homogeneous feet. Logaoedic verse was widely used in lyric poetry (the sapphic strophe) and in the choruses of tragedies.

(2) In tonic versification, lines with stresses distributed in a repeated pattern of irregular syllabic intervals:

Búdem zhít’ i liubít, moía podrúga,
Vorkotniú starikóv ozhestochénnykh
Búdem ν lómanyi grósh s tobóiu stávit’.
(A. Piotrovskii; translation from Catullus)
Let us live, my sweetheart, and let us love,
And the slanders of censorious old men
Do not count for one plugged nickel.

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