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Sapphics

Type:  

Line

 
Description: 

Unrhymed quantitative or accentual-syllabic line composed of two trochees, a dactyl, and two trochees. Spondees can sometimes replace trochees in either the second or fifth foot.

 
Origin: 

Greek

 
Schematic: 
Xx Xx Xxx Xx Xx
 
Line/Poem Length: 

11

 
See Also:  

Dactyl, Sapphic Stanza, Spondee, Trochee

 
Status: 

Complete

 

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