tis an anapaest
of AEschylus which expresses grief perfectly.
Of the Choric part the Parode is the first undivided utterance of the Chorus: the Stasimon is a Choric ode without anapaests
or trochaic tetrameters: the Commos is a joint lamentation of Chorus and actors.
Mansfield's rhythmic shifts, a mixture of trochees, iambs, and anapaest
, convey the uncertainty of early love.
In the first of the two lines, an initial anapaest
is followed by a spondee and two iambs.
4 = 1: the choriamb is a very frequent outcome of anaclasis in the first metron of hemiambic Anacreontea, while the anapaest
in the beginning of the second iambic metron (line 3 = 7) is a quite possible replacement in iambic verses, although not very common).
Which is imitative as usual--an anapaest
followed by a trochee, a dactyl, and a syllable" (Letters, p.
When he set refined English words to Irish music, did Moore "transform his country's political aspirations into lilting anapaests
," as Tom Paulin claims?
Focusing here on choral song, classicists, philologists, and other scholars discuss such topics as Alcman's first Partheneion and the song the Sirens sang, the parrhesia of young female choruses in ancient Greece, a second look at the poetics of re-enactment in Ode 13 of Bacchylides, Pindar and the Aeginetan patrai, and choral self-awareness in the introductory anapaests
of Aeschylus; Supplices.
4) In classical Greek and Latin, dactyls, anapaests
, iambs and so on were patterns of long and short syllables.
The metre moves in rapid anapaests
through the detail of the horses' manes to the 'jolt' of electricity.
There are four stress-peaks to a line separated by an irregular mixture of iambics and anapaests
15) Cedric Watts commented on the words I have italicized: "the calm sunset is described epically and sonorously, the phrases rolling into anapaests
," see Watts (1977), 39.