This foot, which is the opposite of the dactyl, is known as the anapest.
Pain is always by the side of joy, the spondee by the dactyl.
The letters “v v v” indicate that the dactyl at the beginning of the line has been dropped.
There is a similar contrast in the cases of the dactyl and anapæst.
But in all the feet except the fifth, a spondee ( ) may take the place of the dactyl.