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  • Some meter people call this the paeonic foot, after Aristotle.


  • But the poets have had their way, and written what certainly try to be paeonic feet.

    The Principles of English Versification

  • (Falling paeonic rhythm, sprung and outriding.) ’ Two contemporary autographs in A. —Text and dedication from corrected B, dated St. Beuno’s, May 30, 1877.


  • (Falling paeonic rhythm, sprung and outriding.) ’ Autograph in A. Text from corrected B which dates St. Beuno’s, 1877.


  • For even the wine was mixed with water according to musical ratios; for instance, the paeonic or 3 to 2, [ '' '-] = [8 8 8 4]; the iambic or 2 to 1, [-'] = [4 8]; dactylic or 2 to 2,

    Critical and Historical Essays Lectures delivered at Columbia University

  • In the first part of the sentence he appears to be speaking of paeonic rhythms which are in the ratio of 3/2; in the second part, of dactylic and anapaestic rhythms, which are in the ratio of 1/1; in the last clause, of iambic and trochaic rhythms, which are in the ratio of

    The Republic

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