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cre·tic

 (krē′tĭk)
[Latin Crēticus, of Crete, Cretic foot, from Crēta, Crete.]
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cretic

(ˈkriːtɪk)
n
(Poetry) prosody a metrical foot consisting of three syllables, the first long, the second short, and the third long (¯˘¯). Also called: amphimacer Compare amphibrach
[C16: from Latin crēticus consisting of the amphimacer, literally: Cretan, from Greek krētikos, from Krētē Crete]
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References in classic literature ?
And I think that I have an indistinct recollection of his mentioning a complex Cretic rhythm; also a dactylic or heroic, and he arranged them in some manner which I do not quite understand, making the rhythms equal in the rise and fall of the foot, long and short alternating; and, unless I am mistaken, he spoke of an iambic as well as of a trochaic rhythm, and assigned to them short and long quantities.
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Or maybe the stanza's function is more purely formal: sonically introducing the "t" that will dominate the final couplet, metrically mediating the first line's trochees and the fifth line's cretic with a third line suggesting either.
My first card, left, shows the Cretic leaving Gibraltar on regular sailings between New York - Boston, Gibraltar, Algiers, Naples and many other ports of call on its way to Alexandria ( Egypt ) which was part of the White Star Lines New York-Boston & Mediterranean Service around 1900.
In the extract above, the murdered child's family name, Cassamba, is linked through assonance to 'Labamba' and 'bambino,' evoking a Latino influence, but these words are also linked to the third line, 'bloedsproetsel geschpritztes' through the dominant cretic trisyllabic stress pattern--a relatively rare form of meter.
He makes good use of George Wright's metrical analysis of the poem's asymptomatic choice of an English stress-equivalent of the Latin cretic measure, and of Tom Pendleton's demonstration of the poem's profoundly un-Shakespearean language.
(12) The result is an elegant cretic dichoree clausula; for its incidence in Pliny cf.