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Usage examples for dactyl

  1. First he had, in sport, named some of them after the metrical feet of Latin verse, which had been but ill friends of his in his school days, and in his kennel there was a Troch, Iamb, Spond and Dact, whose full names were Trochee, Iambus, Spondee and Dactyl – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  2. But nearly all English poetry is based upon the four feet,- iambus, trochee, dactyl and anapest,- first given. – Elementary Guide to Literary Criticism by F. V. N. Painter
  3. Dactyl ' u u me'rrily. – Literary Remains, Vol. 2 by Coleridge
  4. The dactyl is used in some of the most pathetic and passionate monologues of the language. – Browning and the Dramatic Monologue by S. S. Curry
  5. It may be called an iambic dactyl formed by the substitution of two short for one long time in the last portion of the foot. – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  6. There is not a dactyl in them. – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  7. Define a dactyl with illustration. – Elementary Guide to Literary Criticism by F. V. N. Painter
  8. The iambic, then, should be the leading number in those subjects which require a plain and simple style;- the paeon in such as require more compass and elevation; and the dactyl is equally applicable to both. – Cicero's Brutus or History of Famous Orators; also His Orator, or Accomplished Speaker. by Cicero
  9. The whirling circles suggested by the dactyl with the occasional passionate break of a single accented word or syllable at the end of a line, assist the reader. – Browning and the Dramatic Monologue by S. S. Curry
  10. Those which I have seen, are generally, if not in every instance, susceptible of a more natural scansion as being composed of trochees, with a dactyl or some other foot of three syllables, at the beginning of each line. – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  11. By many, the dactyl is expressly set down as an inferior foot, which they imagine is used only for the occasional diversification of an iambic, trochaic, or anapestic line. – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  12. It is possible, by taking thought, to add one cubit- or say a hand, or a dactyl to your stature; you may develop powers slightly- very slightly, but distinctly, both in kind and degree- in advance of those of the mass who live in or about the same cycle of time in which you live. – Prince Zaleski by M.P. Shiel
  13. 24. What is a Dactyl – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  14. It will be convenient to remember that two of these, the iambus and the anapest, have the accent on the last syllable, and that two, the trochee and the dactyl have the accent on the first syllable. – Composition-Rhetoric by Stratton D. Brooks