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dactylic hexameter

noun as in iambic pentameter


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

Yet it is only by mere accident that Homer dealt with gods, wars, mythical events and employed dactylic hexameter.

A great variety of verses is used in the epitaphs, but the dactylic hexameter and the elegiac are the favorites.

After the dactylic hexameter, the iambic trimeter was the most popular metre of ancient Greece.

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

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On this page you'll find 4 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to dactylic hexameter, such as: blank verse, iamb, and iambus.

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