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of or consisting of spondees

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Yet the poem itself serves as a memorial to the author as an inspired creator who "With full spondaic toll / Poured forth [her] mighty soul" (11.
The Staggered Spondaic Words (SSW) test [15], a measure of dichotic listening, presents 40 pairs of "spondaic" words, each "spondee" consisting of two complete one syllable words (e.
I noticed that the meter in the Book of Zambas ta contained that evidence, but had overlooked or forgotten Emmerick's prior observation about butte occurring in spondaic endings.
Because the musicality of the poem is impeded by these harsh spondaic phrases, Scroggins suggests that what is being described is not language "made free," but a mere pretense of freedom.
The tale recounted that the man only began to respond to reason when the mode of the music was changed to the slow and rhythmic Spondaic mode (Book I, Part 1).
Chesterton's reversed trochaic and spondaic rhythm echoes this divine reversal--i.
The two most effective (most information provided in the least amount of time) were the Staggered Spondaic Words and the Gaps in Noise tests.
Canto II, in fact, provides many of the key rhythmic signatures which would haunt the work as a whole, with its spondaic compounds ("pad-foot," "lynx-purr," and so on) combining with an incantatory use of the present tense to produce a space in which the mind can free itself from the dense particularity of the historical materials which press upon it.
Pound's line-despite the pyrrhic and spondaic feet with which it (appropriately) heaves away-sticks in my mind because of those strong initial iambs.
I often saw her darting between the buildings with a clipboard in hand and her navy blue pumps clicking their spondaic rhythm on the brick walks.
In this poem, Warner evokes the multitudinous "there" with olfactory and tactile exactitude by means of his penchant for monosyllabic words and spondaic and trochaic feet, as in
The meter of the poem breaks twice only and in only two significant places: "Strong, silent, purposeful beyond his kind," where we get the ten syllables scan not as iambic but rather as spondaic for emphasis.
On the other hand, there is no real comment on aspects of versification, such as the unusual spondaic fifth foot in Elegy 1.
216r (copied after 1522 and containing only two poems, numbers 72 and 102): while it has a variant reading placet for placent against the majority of the witnesses, it also has Sed mallem against the variant reading mallem of the edition of Thomas Mitis (Farrago prima 1562) which would transform the line into a spondaic hexameter.
The slight alteration in the metre's pattern of stresses as the spondaic refrain 'Be still' is repeated--and a significant metrical alteration also occurs in the later poem--suggests another heart rhythm overlaid and intermeshed with the speaker's.