Adonic line

noun
a verse line with a dactyl followed by a spondee or trochee; supposedly used in laments by Adonis
Syn: ↑Adonic
Hypernyms: ↑verse, ↑verse line

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  • Adonic — I noun a verse line with a dactyl followed by a spondee or trochee; supposedly used in laments by Adonis • Syn: ↑Adonic line • Hypernyms: ↑verse, ↑verse line II adjective 1. or relating to or like Adonis …   Useful english dictionary

  • Adonic — An adonic is a five syllable metrical foot that consists of a dactyl followed by a trochee. The last line of a Sapphic stanza is an adonic. External linkshttp://saysomethingwonderful.blogspot.com/2005/06/spot adonic etc.html Say Something… …   Wikipedia

  • Adonic — /euh don ik/, adj. 1. Pros. noting a verse consisting of a dactyl followed by a spondee or trochee. 2. of or like Adonis. n. 3. Pros. an Adonic verse or line. [1670 80; < ML Adonicus. See ADONIS, IC] * * * …   Universalium

  • Adonic — /əˈdoʊnɪk/ (say uh dohnik) adjective 1. denoting a verse consisting of a dactyl ( ¯  ˘ ˘) followed by a spondee ( ¯ ¯ ) or trochee ( ¯  ˘). 2. of an Adonis. –noun 3. an Adonic verse or line. {Medieval Latin adōnicus} …   Australian English dictionary

  • verse line — noun a line of metrical text • Syn: ↑verse • Derivationally related forms: ↑verse (for: ↑verse), ↑versify (for: ↑verse) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Meter (poetry) — In poetry, meter (metre in British English) is the basic rhythmic structure of a verse or lines in verse. Many traditional verse forms prescribe a specific verse meter, or a certain set of meters alternating in a particular order. The study of… …   Wikipedia

  • prosody — prosodic /preuh sod ik/, prosodical, adj. /pros euh dee/, n. 1. the science or study of poetic meters and versification. 2. a particular or distinctive system of metrics and versification: Milton s prosody. 3. Ling. the stress and intonation… …   Universalium

  • Sapphic stanza — The Sapphic stanza, named after Sappho, is an Aeolic verse form spanning four lines (more properly three, in the poetry of Sappho and Alcaeus, where there is no word end before the final Adonean). The form is two hendecasyllabic verses, and a… …   Wikipedia

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