Choriamb Cho"ri*amb, n.; pl. {Choriambs}. Same as {Choriambus}. [1913 Webster]

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  • choriambs — n. poetic foot of verse used in lyric poetry having two unstressed syllables flanked by the two rhythmic stresses marking the first and last syllables of the foot …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Asclepiad (poetry) — An asclepiad is a line of poetry following a particular metrical pattern. The form is attributed to Asclepiades of Samos and is one of the Aeolic metres. As with other Aeolic metrical lines, the asclepiad is built around a choriamb, to which one… …   Wikipedia

  • asclepiad — ▪ literature       Greek lyric verse later used by Latin poets such as Catullus, Horace, and Seneca. The asclepiad consisted of an aeolic nucleus, a choriamb to which were added more choriambs and iambic (iamb) or trochaic (trochee) elements at… …   Universalium

  • Choriamb — Cho ri*amb, n.; pl. {Choriambs}. Same as {Choriambus}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pindar — For other uses, see Pindar (disambiguation). Pindar, Roman copy of Greek 5th century BC bust (Museo Archeologica Nazionale, Naples) Pindar (Ancient Greek: Πίνδαρος, Pindaros, pronounced [píndaros]; Latin: Pindarus …   Wikipedia

  • Double dactyl — A dactyl is a term used in formal English poetry to describe a trisyllablic metrical foot made up of one stressed syllable followed by two unstressed ones. Matador, realize, cereal and limerick as well as the word poetry itself are examples of… …   Wikipedia

  • Choriambic verse — Choriambic verse, or Choriambics, is the name given to Greek or Latin lyrical poetry in which the metrical unit or foot called the choriambus predominates. The choriambus is a verse foot consisting of a trochee united with and preceding an iambus …   Wikipedia

  • Choriamb — In Greek and Latin poetry, a choriamb is a metron (prosodic foot) consisting of four syllables in the pattern long short short long ( ‿ ‿ ), that is, a trochee alternating with an iamb. Choriambs are one of the two basic metra[1] that do not… …   Wikipedia

  • Aeolic verse — is a classification of Ancient Greek lyric poetry referring to the distinct verse forms characteristic of the two great poets of Archaic Lesbos, Sappho and Alcaeus, who composed in their native Aeolic dialect. These verse forms were taken up and… …   Wikipedia

  • Aeolic — noun the dialect of Ancient Greek spoken in Thessaly and Boeotia and Aeolis • Syn: ↑Aeolic dialect, ↑Eolic • Hypernyms: ↑Ancient Greek * * * I. ēˈälik adjective Usage: usually capitalized …   Useful english dictionary

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