Classical Heroic Line
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Line, Metrical Requirement
A classical hexameter: First four feet either dactyls
(Xxx) or spondees (XX), fifth foot dactyl, sixth spondee.
From a quantitative perspective, a dactyl and spondee are pretty well interchangeable to give the same length of four beats. In English with its
accentual-syllabic bent, this doesnt work as well.
Xxx Xxx Xxx Xxx Xxx XX,
XX XX XX XX Xxx XX,
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Accentual-Syllabic Verse, Classical Pentameter, Dactyl, Elegiacs, Heroic Couplets, Heroic Octave, Heroic Stanza, Quantitative Verse, Spondee