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Dactyl

Type:  

Rhythm

 
Description: 

A three-beat rhythm with one stressed followed by two unstressed. The name comes from the Greek word for finger, a creation with one long bone and two shorter ones.

 
Origin: 

Greek

 
Schematic: 
Xxx
 
Rhythm/Stanza Length: 

3

 
See Also:  

Alcaics, Amphibrach, Anapest, Classical Hendecasyllable, Classical Heroic Line, Double Dactyl, Light Verse, Romantic stanza, Sapphics

 
Status: 

Complete

 
 
 

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