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a metrical unit with stressed-stressed syllables

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What looked easy there now seems hard work, not so plain after all but rather a matter of soldiering on--and, as the unwitting "nowise" homonym of the final spondee puts it, a matter of presenting facts but eschewing the explanations that alone can make them tell.
This is blank verse loosened by the substitution of a three-syllable foot for a two-syllable foot or an inversion of an iamb into a trochee or an equalization of an iamb into a spondee in every line and sometimes in enjambment (the anapestic "But I / Hate").
Whereas therefore in Cicero and Quintilian the terminal dichoree (inter arma) was preceded by a spondee (leges), in Jerome the final dichoree (arma leges) now follows another choree (inter): the resultant clausula was considered less good than the Ciceronian and Quintilianic one (17).
Another possibility is that Lewis thought at the time that a spondee closing a line could be substituted for two iambic feet; cf.
13) As Fantham points out, 'Augustus' is a molossus, admissible in Horatian lyric unless it is nominative before an initial vowel, or vocative, while 'Caesar' is an easy spondee, and dactylic in ablative or genitive before a vowel (Caesaris aras).
The verse form that evolved to narrate Greek epic poetry is the dactylic hexameter: five dactyls, for which a spondee may substitute, and a final spondee or trochee in the last foot.
Royall Tyler's and Joseph Dennie's Colon and Spondee are the most renowned of the American periodical essayists to characterize themselves as textual merchants, titling their essays "from the shop of Messrs.
On the initial test date at the Adelphi University facility, spondee recognition threshold (SRT) testing and tympanometry were completed.
Eliot manipulates rhythm skillfully, the trochees of the first line drawing attention forcibly to Sweeney's ape neck and then relaxing into the iambs of the second line as Sweeney too relaxes, while the spondee that opens the fourth line again arrests attention on the word "swelling.
When the skating boy abruptly stops, the poem also comes to a halt with "Stopped short"--a hard spondee followed by a strong caesura.
Instead, our focus is on the most commonly used speech tests in clinical practice: the speech reception threshold (SRT) of spondee words, the word recognition score (WRS) of phonetically balanced words, most comfortable loudness (MCL), and uncomfortable loudness (UCL).
136-38): memorializing in Yorkshire rhythms a recusant 'Pressed to death', Hopkins with double appropriateness makes 'Margaret' virtually a spondee, and subjects syllables to even stress ('also', l.
It is also speeded up by the dactylic rhythm which gives the line two unstressed beats on 'thee with' and '-mine and', and then halted or drawn back by a concluding spondee on 'fine drouth'.
Metrically, this sonnet predominantly features regular iambic pentameter, but the initial trochee in line 4 ("Peeps in") effectively reverses the rhythm and approximates the sudden entry of the starlight described there, and the spondee "twin-angel" in line 12 provides apt emphasis as well.
The length of the stem vowels of the Greek form [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] "Sidon," is assured by their filling the second spondee of Odyssey 15.