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  Poetry - Internet-Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Poetry is an art form in which human language is used for its aesthetic qualities in addition to, or instead of, its notional and semantic content.
Poetry can be differentiated most of the time from prose, which is language meant to convey meaning in a more expansive and less condensed way, frequently using more complete logical or narrative structures than poetry does.
In pre-literate societies, poetry was frequently employed as a means of recording oral history, storytelling (epic poetry), genealogy, law and other forms of expression or knowledge that modern societies might expect to be handled in prose.
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Dactyl or Dactylic - A metrical foot of three syllables, the first of which is long or accented and the next two short or unaccented.
Poetry - A literary expression in which language is used in a concentrated blend of sound and imagery to create an emotional response; essentially rhythmic, it is usually metrical and frequently structured in stanzas.
In classical poetry, a strophe is the first division in the triadic structure of Pindaric verse, corresponding metrically to the antistrophe which follows it; also, the stanza preceding or alternating with the antistrophe in ancient lyric poetry.
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 Dactyl - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A dactyl, an element of meter in poetry.
Dactyl, the small satellite orbiting the asteroid 243 Ida.
This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title.
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 Learn more about Meter (poetry) in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
In English poetry, feet are determined by emphasis rather than length, with stressed and unstressed syllables serving the same function as long and short syllables in classical meter.
Rather, a line of dactylic pentameter follows a line of dactylic hexameter in the elegiac distich or elegiac couplet, a form of verse that was used for the composition of elegies and other tragic and solemn verse in the Greek and Latin world.
In French poetry, meter is determined solely by the number of syllables in a line.
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 Dactyl (poetry) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In quantitative verse, such as Greek or Latin, a dactyl is a long syllable followed by two short syllables.
The first five feet of the line are dactyls; the sixth a trochee.
Written in dactylic tetrameter, the song has the rhythm of a waltz.
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 Dactyl - TheBestLinks.com - Dactyli, Asteroid, Greek mythology, Meter (poetry), ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
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In poetry, an element of meter; see dactyl (poetry).
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 Poetry Terms
The anapaest is the opposite of the dactyl.
In poetry, word order may be shifted around to meet emphasis, to heighten the connection between two words, or to pick up on specific implications or traditions.
We believe that poetry is above all for pleasure but appreciate that for those studying the subject of poetry that the poetry terms and definitions used are vital for a greater understanding.
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 Poetry Month | Glossary of Poetry Terms
Examples of classicism in poetry can be found in the works of John Dryden and Alexander Pope, which are characterized by their formality, simplicity, and emotional restraint.
The arrangement of a line of poetry by the number of syllables and the rhythm of accented (or stressed) syllables.
A type of poetry consisting of 10- or 11-syllable lines arranged in three-line "tercets" with the rhyme scheme aba bcb cdc, etc. The poet Dante is credited with inventing terza rima, which he used in his Divine Comedy.
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 Poetry and Reading Verse
Poetry is "language-with-rhythm", and if you can't get the ear into the process, you can't hear the poetry.
The first line is a standard dactylic hexameter, the second line, called a "pentameter" for no especially cogent reason, starts off the same way but comes to an unexpected pause in the middle, often coinciding with some point of surprise or pathos.
If you have become familiar with the basic dactylic line, and when reading the second line of an elegaic couplet (which is conveniently indented in all printed texts) you expect a break or hiatus toward the middle of the line, you can probably make the verse form out for yourself by ear.
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 Wordcarvers: Anapest, Dactyl
Anapests are easier than dactyls for a simple reason: the "base meter" of spoken English is iambic, and the anapest is an "extended iamb".
The dactyl, on the other hand, is an "extended trochee";, and as a matter of fact most people find it harder to write in trochaic than they do in iambs.
Dactyls were very popular with the ancient Greeks, because the meter was very natural to their spoken language, just as iambs are very natural in English.
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Scansion is a technoique for determining and marking the meter of poetry.
Most latin poetry you will encounter (including the Aeneid), is written in a meter called "dactyllic hexameter", a form that has 6 feet (a unit of meter) in each line and each foot can either be a dactyl (a long syllable followed by two short ones) or a spondee (two long syllables).
The first and most basic tule of dactyllic hexameter scansion (everything here refers to dactyllic hexameter) is that there are always 6 feet in a line of poetry.
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Amid gloomy forecasts of the decline of the humanities and the death of poetry, Angus Fletcher, a wise and dedicated literary voice, sounds a note of powerful, tempered optimism.
Yelena has had a number of fine art photography exhibitions, including a solo exhibition at Dactyl Foundation in 2002 and a group exhibition at Sotheby's, also in 2002, but this is the first time that her paintings will be shown to the public.
Sholeh is the recipient of several awards for her poetry and is the director and host of Poetry at the Loft, a successful poetry venue in Redlands, CA.
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didactic poetry - This is a term used to describe a specific category of poetry, namely which is intended to teach or pass on some knowledge.
It is the poet’s intention to pass on knowledge which distinguishes didactic poetry.
It is one of the main groups of poetry, the others being lyric, narrative and dramatic.
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 Online Poetry Dictionary
Dactyl: The dactyl is a three-syllable verse foot in which only the first syllable is stressed (an inversion of the anapest).
Because poetry is like blood, and blood without its irony becomes oxygen deficient and starves the brain.
In poetry, it might be a sonnet or a ballad (both examples of accentual-syllabic prodosies), or even a prose poem (which may employ prosodic elements such as parallelism or a word-count schema).
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 WCU Poetry Center
The West Chester University Poetry Center was created in 2000 to further the study and appreciation of poetry.
The most notable activity is the West Chester University Poetry Conference (WCUPC), the nation's largest annual poetry conference.
The Poetry Center sponsors the Iris N. Spencer Poetry Awards, including the Donald Justice Poetry Award, and the Iris N. Spencer Undergraduate Poetry Award.
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 Rhythm and Meter in English Poetry   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
English poetry employs five basic rhythms of varying stressed (/) and unstressed (x) syllables.
The meters are iambs, trochees, spondees, anapests and dactyls.
DACTYLIC (/ x x): This is the forest primeval, the murmuring pines and the hemlock (a trochee replaces the final dactyl)
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 Guide to the scansion of Latin Poetry   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Dactyls are a very common foot in Latin poetry.
A dactyl consists of a long syllable followed by two short syllables, though the two short syllables may often be replaced by one long one, making the foot a spondee.
Although the name means "six feet of dactyls", this line is actually formed by four dactyls that can become spondees, a dactyl that must remain a dactyl, and a spondee that can have its final syllable shortened, like so:
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 Styles Of Poetry With Explaination: GymArt.com
The words in a line of poetry are usually arranged so the accents occur at regular intervals, with the meter defined by the placement of the accents within the foot.
French poetry forms have a tendency to link back to the beginning of the poem, so common practice is to use the first and last line of the first quatrain as the ending couplet.
Pastoral Poetry - Poetry idealizing the lives of shepherds and country folk, although the term is often used loosely to include any poems with a rural aspect.
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 Humorous Math Poetry
These poems originally appeared in my humorous math newsletter, the Gnarly Gnews, which can be seen (and subscribed to, for free) at www.gnarlymath.com Each issue of the Gnews is dated, and the dates shown below are those of the issue in which the poem appears.
(A dactyl has three syllables, with the accent on the first.) The last lines the two stanzas must rhyme and must have the last two syllables left off.
The first line should be a jingle, the second a name, and one line in the second stanza should consist of one word.
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 What constitutes ancient Greek poetry? - www.ezboard.com
As with good English poetry, reading it aloud as if it were an ordinary prose text would still "work" poetically, because the meter conforms to natural linguistic structures.
Poetry was also very tied up with various aspects of Greek culture, presumably because they didn't have TV, CDs, and Usenet.
I would say the extent of poetry is a measure on how irrational a society is. As illiteracy is also a measure of irrationality due to lack of hard facts.
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 Foot (prosody) -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
In verse, many meters use a foot as the basic unit in their description of the underlying rhythm of a poem.
Both the quantitative meter of Classical poetry and the Accentual-Syllabic meter of most poetry in English use the foot as the fundamental building block.
The most common in English verse are the iamb, the trochee, the dactyl, and the anapest.
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 Writing Poetry
A poet is not one who can compose poetry -the highest, noblest, art form ~it is one who is so exalted that can passionately feel what can be beautifully expressed as poem.
The techniques, which are many, do not make poetry -they, mostly, at best, enhance it ~similarly to this, that no amount of skill in mixing colours, no matter how much technique in application of the paints on the canvas, would necessarily, or ever on its own could, make an artist or a beautiful painting.
Poetry is the expression of the poet's passion beautifully -it is not something fixed as the symptoms of an ailment or the formula for calculating the strength of materials to use ~the poet expresses his passion sensibly and beautifully..
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 a fool in the forest: Double Dactyls   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Having honored National Poetry Month by giving up poetry, Greg has since turned over a substantial tract of his virtual turf to a burgeoning clan of alter egos, beginning with bluesman manqué Son Rivers.
A week ago, I crafted a new bit of topical light verse, a double dactyl on the issuance of marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples in San Francisco.
The double dactyl requires two quatrains, each consisting of three lines of dactylic dimeter and a concluding choriamb (or, if you will, another dactyl with an extra syllable tacked on.) The final lines of the quatrains must rhyme.
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BUT not every foot is a dactyl; poetry varies this scheme by using a different foot, the “spondee,” which is two long beats, represented as __ __.
Each foot can be either a dactyl or a spondee, with the exception of the sixth, which is an anceps, and the fifth foot, which is almost always a dactyl.
When the Romans scanned their poetry, they just read it out naturally, and the effect of the meter was more subtle than forced.
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 Anapest and Dactyl by Robert Betts
To further aid the reader, the beginning dactyl of HON y bee is repeated many times throughout the poem.
In still other places, a natural speaking break becomes an unaccented syllable in a dactyl, for example at the end of the second line: "thoughts (pause) to DAY." These are subtle devices used either knowingly or unknowingly by the poet.
Where the trochee is the opposite of the iamb, so the anapest is opposite to the dactyl.
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 Shadow Poetry -- Resources -- Poetry Handbook -- D
A metrical foot of three syllables, the first of which is long or stressed and the next two short or unstressed.
The first three lines are dactyls, and the fourth a dactyl and macron.
The first line is nonsense, the second a proper name, and the sixth line is a single double dactyl word.
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 Glossary of Poetry Terms
A type of poetry consisting of stanzas of seven lines in iambic pentameter with the rhyme scheme
Poetry Terms: 1 - Poetry Terms Read our glossary of poetry terms.
Poetry for Fall - Poems in honor of fall
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 Jahn: Poetry
In a poem, the individual lines seem to be relatively independent units (and it is no accident that lines of poetry are identified by a special term: verse).
This is the most common type of foot in English poetry and a useful mnemonic is to associate it with what is probably the best-known line in English literature, "to be or not to be" (Shakespeare).
dactyl (1oo) A dactylic foot is a three-syllable foot that begins with a stressed syllable and ends in two unstressed ones.
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METER: The pattern of stressed and unstressed--or long and short-- syllables in a unit of verse, usually based upon the number of feet per line.
The stress of most English poetry is usually identical to that in normal speech.
With a leap and a bound the swift Anapests throng.
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 Topics - Wordcarvers
How to use techniques like iambic pentameter to impress people at parties and improve your poetry.
We are focused on language and writing techniques, so reviews may discuss details like punctuation and spelling.
Posting a poem here tacitly implies that it is a work in progress and you want specific suggestions for how it might be improved.
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 Poetry Terms
A type of poem, derived from the theater, in which a speaker addresses an internal listener or the reader.
"seize the day." Poetry concerned with the shortness of life and the need to act in or enjoy the present.
An elaborate and extended metaphor or simile that links two apparently related fields or subjects in an unusual and surprising conjunction of ideas.
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