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Adonic line

Definition of the noun adonic line

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  1. a verse line with a dactyl followed by a spondee or trochee; supposedly used in laments by Adonis

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Google previewThe Book of Forms (2000)

A Handbook of Poetics by Lewis Turco

The ADONIC LINE is a dactyl and a trochee, in that order: ';,-- - -. A consideration of it is found in the earlier discussion of Sapphics. See also Sapphics, discussed later. AE FREISLIGHE (ay fresh-lee) is an Irish syllabic stanza form. Since this is ...

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