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  • noun Plural form of alcaic.

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Examples

  • Still, upon that occasion (though there was talk of the probability of Landor's throat being 'cut in his sleep'), as on other occasions, Robert succeeded in soothing him, and the poor old lion is very quiet on the whole, roaring softly, to beguile the time, in Latin alcaics against his wife and Louis Napoleon.

    The Letters of Elizabeth Barrett Browning

  • Still, upon that occasion (though there was talk of the probability of Landor's throat being 'cut in his sleep'), as on other occasions, Robert succeeded in soothing him, and the poor old lion is very quiet on the whole, roaring softly, to beguile the time, in Latin alcaics against his wife and Louis

    The Letters of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Volume II

  • Robert succeeded in soothing him, and the poor old lion is very quiet on the whole, roaring softly to beguile the time in Latin alcaics against his wife and Louis Napoleon. "

    Robert Browning

  • [4] Anna Letitia Barbauld (1743 – 1825; DNB), whose ‘Ode to Spring’ (1773) is written in alcaics.

    Letter 77

  • I take Milton to have introduced this kind of alcaics into the

    Letter 77

  • The best that his modest alcaics can do is sum up those achievements in the most uncompromising language possible, and inspire the reader with joy.

    Seriousness : Ange Mlinko : Harriet the Blog : The Poetry Foundation

  • Waller or Prior into decent alcaics or sapphics, was about the utmost of his capability, tragedy and epic only did his green unknowing youth engage, and no prize but the highest was fit for him.

    The Virginians

  • Tennyson's Milton, in alcaics, is famous, and has a well-marked Miltonic sound, but little of the sound of Horace's alcaics.

    The Principles of English Versification

  • So he was heartily ingenious over his alcaics, and relished them.

    The Highwayman

  • The poems are extremely varied in subject, and to a lesser degree in metre, hendecasyllables, alcaics, and sapphics being found as well as hexameters.

    Post-Augustan Poetry From Seneca to Juvenal

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