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  • O hail! increase by regular lengths — two, three, four iambi.

    The Complete Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley

  • But the legislator should not allow youth to be spectators of iambi or of comedy until they are of an age to sit at the public tables and to drink strong wine; by that time education will have armed them against the evil influences of such representations.

    Politics

  • I considered that it mattered little whether the feet were iambi or trochees, anapæsts or dactyls, the preservation of the two accents being the main point, and have freely made use of all the usual licences in Early English verse ....

    The Translations of Beowulf A Critical Bibliography

  • Certainly those sun-burnt "doughboys" were not bothering themselves about trochees and iambi and such toys of cultivated "literary" persons; they were amusing themselves on the march by inventing words to fit the

    A Study of Poetry

  • Robert darted to the door, and rushed to the inn, leaving Caumill describing iambi on the road behind him.

    Robert Falconer

  • -- O hail! increase by regular lengths -- two, three, four iambi.

    The Complete Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley — Complete

  • -- O hail! increase by regular lengths -- two, three, four iambi.

    The Complete Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley — Volume 3

  • We were told, of course, that it was not all quite as simple as this: that there were frequent metrical variations, such as trochees changing places with dactyls, and anapests with iambi; that feet could be inverted, so that a trochaic line might begin with an iambus, an anapestic line with a dactyl, or _vice versa_; that syllables might be omitted at the beginning or the end or even in the middle of a line, and that this "cutting-off" was called _catalexis_; that syllables might even be added at the beginning or end of certain lines and that these syllables were called

    A Study of Poetry

  • Cujus lod triplcx cft inicrprctatio: vulgo quidem pfprU »« fcrtur ad Archilochum» tanquam invcntorem iambi, quod (& tia intcr vetercs putftrunt. ut Ovldlus in Ibid. vs sas. «c VclU Paterculus Hlft. Lib.

    Opuscula oratoria, poetica, critica

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