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Synonyms for Adonic

a verse line with a dactyl followed by a spondee or trochee


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having a rhythm consisting of a dactyl followed by a spondee or a trochee

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But what are the consequences of identifying an Adonic presence in 'Halfte des Lebens'?
Sometimes he writes agile tercets that link arms and glide down the page, here and there alexandrines, occasionally faux Sapphics where the last line ("watched over by on you," "hear the young maidens") echoes or rather alludes to the final Adonic of that wonderful stanza which has held the ear of poets ever since Sappho first sounded it.
Lapidge, |The authorship of the adonic verses Ad Fidolium attributed to Columbanus', Studi Medievali n.s.
The Sapphic stanza consists of three lines in the following scheme:- -x- , followed by one line in the scheme called adonic (- -x).