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In dactylic hexameter how many of these feet are there in a line?

The metre of the song is dactylic; the accents being on the 1st, 4th, 7th, and 10th syllables.

That is, if he ever was an infant, and called for his bottle in dactylic hexameter.

Dactylic lines are not common except in the imitations of the classical hexameter.

Young gentlemen, there's a capital start on a fine, sonorous line, dactylic hexameter.

Thus in the Greek Hexameter the dactylic lines—those most abounding in dactyls—serve best to convey the idea of rapid motion.

A dactylic origin of V as an open hand, complete with outstretched thumb, has been favoured.

Dolichurus, dol-i-kū′rus, n. a dactylic hexameter with a redundant syllable at the end, the sixth foot being a dactyl.

Miurus, mī-ū′rus, n. a dactylic hexameter with short penultimate syllable.

The Dactylic Pentameter consists of two parts, each of which contains two dactyls, followed by a long syllable.

WORD ORIGIN

1580s, from Latin dactylicus, from Greek daktylikos, from daktylos "pertaining to a dactyl" (see dactyl).

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