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Podic Verse


Method of Measurement


Podic verse tends to be between accentual-syllabic and accentual verse in its nature. Like the Anglo-Saxon alliterative verse, the measure is based on stressed syllables, rather than both stressed and unstressed. Like the accentual-syllabic, podic verse tends to use rhyme more often than alliteration to bind verses. Indeed, most nursery rhymes tend to be podic verse. Because of the variability of the number of unstressed syllables, podic verse is assessed as a certain number of feet long: dipodic, tripodic, tetrapodic, etc.



See Also:  

Ballad Measure, Dipodic Quatrain, Fourteeners, Nursery Rhyme, Primer Couplet, Reverse Habbie, Short Sestet, Skeltonics, Standard Habbie, Trio




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