re: can't we do something else? elegiacs.

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Post by Michaelyus » Fri Aug 27, 2004 7:15 pm

Well, I suppose, but it is rather crushing to know that my first elegiac couplet started with a spondee in both lines.

Thank you Annis; you should expect a lot of that on the trochaic tetrameter catalectic with scazon.

I think I might have to return to this forum for another attempt at another two lines.

[size=0]If only there were a masculine or feminine iambic or pyrrhic word.[/size]

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Post by annis » Sat Aug 28, 2004 8:22 pm

whiteoctave wrote:The more rules the better, W.!
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Kou=rai Mnhmosu/nhj e)pe/wn a)gaqw=n tiqe/asi
   ou)de\ no/mouj o)li/gouj ou)de\ ma/thn pole/aj.[/face]
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Post by Episcopus » Sun Aug 28, 2005 7:27 pm

A year to the very day! I have just begun composing at a rate of a couplet per day - not that all I do in a day is a couplet but I feel drained after one.
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Post by benissimus » Mon Aug 29, 2005 12:43 am

Episcopus wrote:A year to the very day! I have just begun composing at a rate of a couplet per day - not that all I do in a day is a couplet but I feel drained after one.
I must see this!
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