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- noun Plural form of
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When we hear steps resembling dactyls, anapaests, and choriambs thrown hurriedly together, broken by irregular pauses, we begin to build a whole romance on the steps of the stranger; we infer from them moments of grave deliberation; the languor consequent upon overwrought thought; renewed effort; resolve; alternations of passion; hope struggling with despair; until all at last seems merged in impatient longing for the hour of anticipated victory.
The Continental Monthly, Vol. 5, No. 1, January, 1864 Various
- Mark iambics, iambs, trochees, phyiries, spondees, choriambs, cesura, elision Does anyone have any good / interesting ideas or plots lines for a short story? en Español
Just as the complex poetic meters of double glyconics and choriambs have faded, so have many of these figures of speech.
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