Kasper wrote:Is that about right?
It seems rather loose for dactyls...
annis wrote:Kasper wrote:Is that about right?
Yes.It seems rather loose for dactyls...
Kasper wrote:Loose: well, very few short syllables.
annis wrote:Kasper wrote:Loose: well, very few short syllables.
Hellenistic and later period poets working in the hexameter had a marked aversion to too many spondees, but the earliest Epic has no such qualms, though an all-spondee line isn't exactly common.
chad wrote:Hi Kasper, also the 4th foot is a dactyl, not a spondee: it's tricky but you can tell because the )/ symbols are next to the A rather than over the iota (which means that it's not a diphthong).
Kasper wrote:No no. The )/Aidi was clearly marked. Will is to blame. There is no question about it.
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