As compared to the random trochee
, the index of the first duration in Kreutzwald's verse is lower in all odd positions, while the index of the third duration is higher.
Foot-final lengthening occurs when the constraint TROCHEE
, which requires stress to fall on the foot-initial syllable, and the constraint Iamb, which requires the foot-final mora to be strong, are both satisfied.
Warner of Rouen), it is also possible that the line is deliberately non-metrical, part of a lost game of metrics, perhaps, between Warner and Moriuht (who is cited in Warner's satire on Moriuht as making metrical errors, including putting a spondee rather than a trochee
at the end of a hexameter).
is too much akin to wild dancing: we can see this in tetrameter verse, which is one of the trochaic rhythms.
It is thus unclear whether secondary stress might vary in its location depending on vowel length as potentially predicted by the moraic trochee
analysis proposed by P.
He adds to the common Spondee, Iambus, and Trochee
rarer rhythms with their patterns--"Tell me, divinest / Annabella, tell me"--; and after playing with a particularly gnarled meter notes that "in English & German we form our harmony from tone not quantity--or perhaps as our quantity depends on the Intonation / & as this system of Intonation is almost always in utter discord with the position of the Latin Quantities--So no Englishman or German can read this measure in the original so as at once to let a hearer perceive the sense & the harmony" (CN 1.
Jargon can't publish any jazz with imprimaturs from the Establishment so you'll have to do something unpleasant, like tossing a lighted trochee
down Wm Meredith's Victorian chug/chug.
which cracks and crazes around the middle line of each stanza, that steady, constant B rhyme, buried firmly there in the (all too short) lease; and more specifically, the reversed initial foot in line 7, that sudden trochee
troubling the 'here' where the speaker and--blessedly, temporarily--we readers are.
The second contrast is prosodic, and distinguishes nominals whose genitive singular form ends in a light trochee
from nominals whose genitive singular exhibits a non-trochaic pattern.
Thus, after three regular iambic lines, he resorts to a trochee
at the beginning and at the end of the line, "balanced by her own weight, not did the ocean," which gives it an unexpected lift; the word "ocean" itself seems to crest at the rim of the verse before spilling over into "extend her arms to the margins of the land," with its ripple of assonance in "arms" and "margins.
Jargon can't publish any jazz with imprimaturs from the Establishment, so you'll have to do something unpleasant, like tossing a lighted trochee
down Wm Meredith's Victorian chug/chug .
Caesura, breath, drama, intent; can trochee
, anapest, tongue,