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Elegiacs

Type:  

Structure, Metrical Requirement, Stanzaic

 
Description: 

One line of Classical Heroic Line followed by one line of Classical Pentameter. The Elegiacs may be rhymed or not. They are also known as Elegiac Couplets

 
Origin: 

Greek

 
Schematic: 
Xxx Xxx Xxx Xxx Xxx XX
Xxx Xxx XX xxX xxX

or

XX XX XX XX Xxx XX
Xxx Xxx XX xxX xxX

or several other variations in between.
 
Rhythm/Stanza Length: 

2

 
See Also:  

Classical Heroic Line, Classical Pentameter, Poulter's Measure, Quantitative Verse

 
Status: 

Incomplete

 

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