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Usage examples for dactyls

  1. In connexion with this character I would have the student note that I have introduced into the dog's part just before the curtain a whole line of dactyls – On Something by H. Belloc
  2. Iambic spondees and dactyls are to be distinguished by the metrical accent falling on the last syllable. – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  3. Perfect anapests, like perfect dactyls are comparatively few in English. – The Principles of English Versification by Paull Franklin Baum
  4. Stanza 3 depicts a more quiet forward movement; notice the effect of the dactyls in the even lines. – A Book Of German Lyrics by Various
  5. But these verses I divide, as I have divided the others, into trochees with initial dactyls – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  6. But there is nothing new in English literature for some hundreds of years in combinations of dactyls anapests or trochees, and without rhyme. – Toward the Gulf by Edgar Lee Masters
  7. I saw my chance, and proceeded to propound to these two authorities the following question: " Why is it that nobody has ever written an English poem in pure dactyls – The Adventure of Living by John St. Loe Strachey