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- adjective Of or pertaining to
- adjective of a man Very
beautifulor handsome; physically perfect.
- adjective meter having a
dactylfollowed by either a spondeeor trochee
- noun poetry A
verseconsisting of a dactyland spondee.
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As you can see, this hymn is in my favorite meter: 11 11 11 5, called the "Sapphic and Adonic meter," apparently.
Abandoning the usual arrangement in stanzas of three lesser Sapphics followed by an Adonic verse, his Sapphic choruses consist almost entirely of the lesser
A warlike song in Sapphic and Adonic stanzas created a more favourable impression.
Of these the four-syllable type seems to me the one to be preferred, as giving the effect of the Adonic better than if it had been two syllables longer.
 99 Adonic verses kata stichon, followed by 13 dactylic hexameters.