What is another word for spondee?

Pronunciation: [spˈɒndiː] (IPA)

Spondee is a metrical foot that is used in poetry. It consists of two syllables that are stressed equally, and it is often used to create a sense of emphasis or weight in a line of verse. Some synonyms for spondee include "double trochee," "trochaic dipody," and "proceleusmatic." These terms all describe the same metrical pattern, but they may be used in different contexts or with different poetic preferences. For example, a poet might use the term spondee to describe the rhythm of a specific line, while another poet might prefer to use the term double trochee. Regardless of the terminology used, however, spondees are an important aspect of poetic meter and can be used to create a range of effects in verse.

What are the hypernyms for Spondee?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the hyponyms for Spondee?

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Usage examples for Spondee

It is made up of stanzas of four lines, each of eleven syllables, the last four of which only have to follow a pattern, this consisting of two iambuses or an iambus and a spondee.
"The Literature of Ecstasy"
Albert Mordell
The spondee is found in solemn hymns or in any verse expressing reverence and awe.
"Browning and the Dramatic Monologue"
S. S. Curry
Bacon therefore was amply justified in making use of F as a long syllable to form the second half of a spondee.
"Bacon is Shake-Speare"
Sir Edwin Durning-Lawrence

Famous quotes with Spondee

  • The rudiment of verse may, possibly, be found in the spondee.
    Edgar Allan Poe

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