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Usage examples for dactylic

  1. I have known readers, speakers, and actors who have completely lost the dactylic and even the trochaic spirit or mode of expression. – Browning and the Dramatic Monologue by S. S. Curry
  2. 66. Is dactylic verse very common? – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  3. Dactylic measures are wanting in energy. – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  4. What is dactylic hexameter? – Elementary Guide to Literary Criticism by F. V. N. Painter
  5. Yet it is only by mere accident that Homer dealt with gods, wars, mythical events and employed dactylic hexameter. – The Literature of Ecstasy by Albert Mordell
  6. Matthew Arnold considered it too dactylic but the lightness of its movement personifies the grace of the heroine herself. – Cambridge Sketches by Frank Preston Stearns
  7. This contest the poet has also portrayed rhythmically: compare the measured trochaic movement of the first half of each stanza with the lighter and more rapid dactylic movement of the second half. – A Book Of German Lyrics by Various
  8. Without such dactylic movement, the vocal expression of a pathos so intense would be hardly possible to the human voice. – Browning and the Dramatic Monologue by S. S. Curry
  9. The line, " Softly the breezes descend in the valley," is dactylic tetrameter, though the last foot is a trochee. – Elementary Guide to Literary Criticism by F. V. N. Painter
  10. 67. What are the several measures of dactylic verse? – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  11. It is iambic, trochaic, anapestic, dactylic according as the metrical pattern is made up of iambs, trochees, etc. – The Principles of English Versification by Paull Franklin Baum
  12. Of verse, or poetic measure, we have, accordingly, four principal kinds, or orders; namely, Iambic, Trochaic, Anapestic, and Dactylic as in the four lines cited above. – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  13. 64. What syllables have stress in a pure dactylic line? – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  14. In its metrical form the poem attempts to express the lovableness of the 'eternal- womanly' by means of a lightly flowing dactylic measure, while a heavier trochaic cadence is employed to denote the nature of man: Ehret die Frauen! – The Life and Works of Friedrich Schiller by Calvin Thomas
  15. There occur examples of 1-, 2-, 3-, 4-, 5-, 6-, 7-, 8- stress iambic, trochaic, anapestic, and dactylic lines, sometimes used continuously and sometimes used in combinations with other lengths. – The Principles of English Versification by Paull Franklin Baum
  16. It will be noted that I have here tried my hand at my favourite measure, the dactylic – The Adventure of Living by John St. Loe Strachey