from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Hexametric.


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  • For the bursts of poetry are brief and rare, issuing from amid what Horace often reminds us are essentially plain prose essays in conversational form, their hexametral garb an unpoetical accident.


  • The metre he has chosen, the hexametral, harmonises with the spirit of primitive simplicity in which the poem is conceived; is itself a background, as much as are "Knoydart, Croydart, Moydart, Morrer, and Ardnamurchan;" and gives a new individuality to the passages of familiar narrative and every day conversation.

    The Germ, Issue #1: Thoughts Toward Nature in Poetry, Literature, and Art


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