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verse in the meter used in Greek and Latin poetry consisting of strophes of 4 tetrametric lines


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h is certainly not a Greek alcaic, but it inveighs against stately-ism and state-ism alike, while it loosens our own notions of what "freer" verse might look like.
After 336 lines in the alcaic metre in the Roman Odes, the use of the fourth asclepiad in quid fles Asterie .
9) The alcaic metre, used in every single Roman Ode, gives way to the following metres in this group of poems: Odes 3.
32 Horace aspires to achieve poetic originality through the assimilation of Alcaic themes into Roman expression.
Similarly, he suggests that these poetics might have prompted the shift from Sapphics to Alcaics undergone by 'Thinen' (p.
A collection of Alcaeus' surviving poems in 10 books (now lost) was made in the 2nd century BC, and he was a favorite model of the Roman lyric poet Horace, who adapted from him his own alcaic stanza.
Horace has, in fact, identified himself only with "threatening" Alcaeus, by his use of Alcaic strophe in this ode.
Because the syllabic pattern is virtually impossible to reproduce in English, the Alcaic measure is little more than a curiosity in English poetry.
The list of meters shows that Macrin's poems are (with the exception of the epigrams) mostly in hendecasyllables, Sapphics, and Alcaic stanzas.
In his "Milton" he would later produce, in what he claimed was as an imitation of not the Horatian, but the Greek Alcaic meter, sixteen unrhymed lines, the first eight of which are as follows:
The Alcaic metre used so strikingly in all six of the Roman Odes (Odes 3.
The word 'kampfendes', on the other hand, suggests a degree of engagement, of possibly even-matched rivalry, which in a small way the poem is the arena of, its Alcaic form deriving as it does immediately from Klopstock.
Maurice" in the early 1850s in order to approximate the rhythm of the Horatian Alcaic meter.
Named for and perhaps invented by the poet Alcaeus, the alcaic became an important Latin verse form, especially in the Odes of Horace.
The lines, which can be scanned - - - - and - - - -, are free variants on Greek Alcaic meter; for Pound, as had often been said, the line-length was the verse unit; these line-lengths sounded a note new and sweet.