Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Literally, prose-poetic; in ancient prosody, noting a variety of trochaic or iambic verse in which dactyls are combined with trochees or anapests with iambi: so called because this apparent irregularity seems to approach the non-observance of metrical laws characteristic of prose. These dactyls and anapests are not, however, full dactyls or anapests of four times or moræ, but cyclic dactyls or anapests of only three times, equivalent therefore in measure to trochees or iambi. A single long syllable is also used in some places in several forms of logaœdic verse to represent a complete foot. This long is equal not to two but to three shorts, and is therefore equivalent to a trochee. Irrational longs—that is, longs reduced to the value of a short—also occur in the theses. A basis sometimes precedes the series. Recent metricians use the epithet logaœdic of mixed meters (see
mixed) in general. Ancient writers classed many logaœdic meters as Ionic, epionic, choriambic, epichoriambic, or antispastic. Among the more familiar logaœdic meters are the Glyconic, Pherecratic, Asclepiadic, Sapphic, and Alcaic. See basis, 9, and cyclic, 3.
- n. A verse of the character defined above.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. (Gr. Pros.) Composed of dactyls and trochees so arranged as to produce a movement like that of ordinary speech.
“Running Rhythm in having or being only one nominal rhythm, a mixed or 'logaoedic' one, instead of three, but on the other hand in having twice the flexibility of foot, so that any two stresses may either follow one another running or be divided by one, two, or three slack syllables.”
“And hence Sprung Rhythm differs from Running Rhythm in having or being only one nominal rhythm, a mixed or logaoedic one, instead of three, but on the other hand in having twice the flexibility of foot, so that any two stresses may either follow one another running or be divided by one, two, or three slack syllables.”
“In Sprung Rhythm, as in logaoedic rhythm generally, the feet are assumed to be equally long or strong and their seeming inequality is made up by pause or stressing.”
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