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  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Dactylic hexameter   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Hexameters also have a caesura, a word break, after the first syllable in the second, third or fourth foot, and generally in the third.
The hexameter was first used by early Greek poets of the oral tradition, and the most comlete extant examples of their works are the Iliad and the Odyssey, which influenced the authors of all later classical epics that survive today.
The earliest example of the use of hexameter in Latin poetry is that of the Annales of Ennius, which established the dactyllic hexameter as the standard for later Latin epic.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Dactylic-hexameter   (1361 words)

  
 Chapter Hero and Leander <i>to</i> Hexameter Verse of H by Brewer's Phrase & Fable
Chapter Hero and Leander to Hexameter Verse of H by Brewer's Phrase and Fable
Hero and Leander The tale is that Hero, a priestess of Venus, fell in love with Leander, who swam across the Hellespont every night to visit her.
In Greek and Latin it is hexameter verse, in English it is ten-syllable iambic verse, either in rhymes or not; in Italian it is the ottava rima.
www.bibliomania.com /2/3/255/1173/22968/1.html   (637 words)

  
 Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal
The hexameter was first used by early Greek poets of the oral tradition, and the most complete extant examples of their works are the Iliad and the Odyssey, which influenced the authors of all later classical epics that survive today.
The earliest example of the use of hexameter in Latin poetry is that of the Annales of Ennius, which established the dactylic hexameter as the standard for later Latin epic.
Introduction to the dactylic hexameter for Latin verse.
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 AllRefer.com - hexameter (Literature, General) - Encyclopedia
In dactylic hexameter each foot may have a long syllable followed by two shorts, except the last, which has only two syllables, the first being long; any of the first four feet may have two long syllables.
The origin of the dactylic hexameter is not known, but it appears first, and in its purest form, in Homer.
The mUrmuring pInes and the hEmlocks." A famous dactylic hexameter in English prose is in Isa.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/H/hexamete.html   (315 words)

  
 Reading Hexametirc Rhyme Supports Cardiac Syncronization, Especially After A Heart Attack
The gist of this new research focuses on the hexameter, the poetic format unique to classical Greek and Roman epic poems like those found in the works of Homer and Virgil.
Some 20 healthy subjects without prior knowledge of the hexameter text used for the recitation were enrolled in the study.
The special breathing pattern used for the recitation of hexameter verse produced a strong cardiorespiratory synchronization with respect to low-frequency breathing oscillations and heart rate variations.
www.the-aps.org /press/journal/04/18.htm   (911 words)

  
 hexameter. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
In dactylic hexameter each foot may have a long syllable followed by two shorts, except the last, which has only two syllables, the first being long; any of the first four feet may have two long syllables.
The origin of the dactylic hexameter is not known, but it appears first, and in its purest form, in Homer.
The múrmuring pínes and the hémlocks.” A famous dactylic hexameter in English prose is in Isa.
www.bartelby.com /65/he/hexamete.html   (263 words)

  
 HEXAMETER - Online Information article about HEXAMETER
Bowen (1835–1894) have used with effect a truncated hexameter consisting of the usual verse deprived of its last syllable.
differences in the hexameters of the Latin poets were not so remarkable, but even these varied, in various epochs, their treatment of the See also:
Persius, are as far removed from the rhythm of Homer, or even of Virgil, as possible, if they are to remain hexameters: " Mane piger stertis.
encyclopedia.jrank.org /HEG_HIG/HEXAMETER.html   (654 words)

  
 hexameter — FactMonster.com
In dactylic hexameter each foot may have a long syllable followed by two shorts, except the last, which has only two syllables, the first being long; any of the first four feet may have two long syllables.
The múrmuring pínes and the hémlocks.” A famous dactylic hexameter in English prose is in Isa.
Hexameter Verse - Hexameter Verse A line of poetry consisting of six measures, the fifth being a dactyl and the sixth...
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 Hexameter   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Hexameter is a literary and poetic form, consisting of six metrical feet per line as in the Iliad.
Hexameter was considered the most suitable form for the epic and used not only in ancient works as Aeneid but also Milton 's Paradise Lost.
His life was written in Latin hexameter by Strabo.
www.serebella.com /encyclopedia/article-Hexameter.html   (163 words)

  
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The roots of that brief but vigorous flowering are to be found in the Romanticism of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century, specifically in the experiments of Coleridge, Southey, and William Taylor of Norwich, and the sudden intense interest in German letters manifested in the periodical and translation literature of the day.
Meanwhile William Taylor was embarking on his lifelong championship of German literature, and of the hexameter in particular, which in turn fueled Southey’s enthusiasm for the meter.
Though the Romantic/Victorian hexameter did not long survive the turn of the century, it was not merely a dead-end.
darkwing.uoregon.edu /~clj/Bernhardt-KabischAbstract.html   (202 words)

  
 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for hexameter   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In dactylic hexameter each foot may have a long syllable followed by two shorts, except the last, which has...
Prosody (of medieval Latin verse) in hexameter or elegiac meter with internal rhyme.
Prosody in nouns denoting lines of poetry with a specified number of feet or measures: hexameter.
www.encyclopedia.com /SearchResults.aspx?Q=hexameter&StartAt=1   (555 words)

  
 ACCENTUAL-SYLLABIC HEXAMETER IN ESTONIAN POETRY AT THE END OF THE 19TH CENTURY – THE BEGINNING OF THE 20TH CENTURY
The aim of the present paper is to analyse the structure of the Estonian accentual-syllabic hexameter of the second half of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century.
It reveals that the prosody of hexameter is not necessarily in correspondence with the prosody of natural language.
The Estonian accentual-syllabic hexameter is prevailingly dactylic and thus the rhythmics is considerably different from that of ancient hexameter, yielding to the natural rhythmic impulse of the Estonian language.
www.kirj.ee /trames/tr-ab-5-1-05.htm   (222 words)

  
 Reading hexametric rhyme supports cardiac synchronization, especially after a heart attack   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The researchers investigated the cardiorespiratory synchronization in healthy subjects during recitation of hexameter verse.
Some 20 healthy subjects without prior knowledge of the hexameter text used for the recitation were enrolled in the study.
The special breathing pattern used for the recitation of hexameter verse produced a strong cardiorespiratory synchronization with respect to low-frequency breathing oscillations and heart rate variations.
www.eurekalert.org /pub_releases/2004-07/aps-rhr071904.php   (856 words)

  
 Gregory Nagy, 3. On the Origins of Dactylic Hexameter
Whatever the linguistic origins of substituting spondees for dactyls, it is possible to demonstrate from the internal evidence of epic hexameter that in certain respects the spondee is alien to the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th feet but not alien to the 1st.
In other words, the pher3d pattern of the archetypal epic hexameter had accommodated the formulas of shorter verses, and it is these formulas that eventually led to the attested caesura- and diaeresis-system of the larger verse.
In short, the word-break patterns in sector Y of epic hexameter, uu-uu-uu-U, serve to show that it is by origin the locus of pherd formulas, but we must now shift from the standpoint of reconstruction to that of current dynamics in the Homeric composition of verses.
www.stoa.org /hopper/text.jsp?doc=Stoa:text:2003.01.0007:part=1:chapter=3   (5054 words)

  
 Eureka machine for composing hexameter Latin verses (1845)
Such is the name of a Machine for Composing Hexameter Latin Verses, which is now exhibited at the Egyptian Hall, in Piccadilly.
Out of these, through the medium of numbers, rendered tangible by being expressed by Indentures on wheel-work, the instrument selects such as are requisite to form the verse conceived; the components of words suited to form hexameters being alone previously calculated, the harmonious combination of which will be found to practically interminable.
This particular article (with the title taken from a verse produced by the machine) was written in 1951, at the time of the machine's restoration.
www.minervaclassics.com /eureka.htm   (1276 words)

  
 hexameter - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
hexameter [Gr.,=measure of six], in prosody, a line to be scanned in six feet (see versification).
The múrmuring pínes and the hémlocks." A famous dactylic hexameter in English prose is in Isa.
14.12: "Hów art thou fállen from héaven, O Lúcifer, són of the mórning!" The alexandrine is the only important modern hexameter.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-hexamete.html   (519 words)

  
 Enrica SCIARRINO Cultural Thefts and Social Contests in Ennius&#8217; Annales and Cato the Censor&#8217;s ...
This paper explores the configuration of this contest by focusing on the intense negotiations that underlie Ennius’ importation of the hexameter from Greece and Cato’s metrical gesturing towards Ennius’ epic poem.
According to this view, the hexameter is a cultural form that belongs to the colonized Greeks but that Ennius commodifies to move upwards by producing an epic that targets the elite’s demand in representations of their own achievements.
Cato’s adoption of the hexameter at the beginning of the Origines demonstrates the interest that the elite had in the cultural capital of the colonized and the function that the poets fulfilled in facilitating a change of ownership from colonized to colonizers.
www.apaclassics.org /AnnualMeeting/04mtg/abstracts/SCIARRINO.html   (603 words)

  
 Philologica 5 (1998): Krasnopevcev. The Phonics and Semantics of the Homeric Hexameter (Summary)
THE PHONICS AND SEMANTICS OF THE HOMERIC HEXAMETER
In the first three feet words are more frequently used which are connected with the ideas of articulate speech, signification, discreteness, as well as numerals, personal pronouns, articles and particles.
Its agents, aoidoi, were capable of being inspired by the sacred truth and expressing it through speech, whose meter to some extent reflected the structure of spiritual space.
www.rvb.ru /philologica/05eng/05eng_krasnopevcev.htm   (334 words)

  
 Haverford Archives: Inaugural Lecture
The dactylic hexameter is a metrical form that immediately strikes any listener as distinctive and attractive: rhythmically rolling and full; long but nicely packaged into sub-sections; stately without being rigid, flexible while keeping tight constraints.
This quantitative hexameter was created for Greek, but it worked out successfully in Latin too, which also feels long and short syllables distinctly; although it was less natural, because Latin has fewer short syllables than Greek.
A distinctive feature of the dactylic hexameter, we have seen, is that its ample length creates a tendency towards expression in two half-lines, allowing the poet to play subtle games of phrase structure, rhythm and rhetoric around the mid-line caesura.
www.haverford.edu /publicrelations/archives/nov99/dusseaulec.html   (4140 words)

  
 Homeric Singing - An Approach to the Original Performance
Hagel, Zu den Konstituenten des griechischen Hexameters, Wiener Studien 107/108 (1994), 77-108.
Thus, early Greek hexameter poetry is likely to have been sung to a fixed set of four notes, the melody governed by word accent and sentence intonation.
The melody of the 'typical' hexameter fell at the middle caesura as well as at the end of the verse.
www.oeaw.ac.at /kal/sh   (710 words)

  
 2.3.3 Hexameter   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Üblich sind beim Hexameter entweder eine Zäsur nach der dritten Länge / Hebung, eine Zäsur nach der folgenden Kürze / Senkung oder eine Zäsur bzw.
Der Hexameter ist das Versmaß des antiken Epos, der Gattung mit der höchsten Wertigkeit.
Dies gilt weitgehend auch für die zweite wesentliche Verwendungsweise des Hexameters, der im Distichon nämlich.
www.fernuni-hagen.de /EUROL/termini/2330.htm   (203 words)

  
 PracticalHexameter.html
B) It comes after a long and a short, and so has to be another short
C) I'm in a freebie zone, such the last two feet of the hexameter, which pretty much have to be "dum de de dum dum." (Some advise starting here and working back.)
It would be great if could say each line either aloud or to yourself as you read/translate.
www.unc.edu /~oharaj/PracticalHexameter.html   (432 words)

  
 Lynch, Literary Terms — Hexameter   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Although dactylic hexameter was the basis for most classical
A verse of iambic hexameter is known as an Alexandrine.
Three question marks mean I have to write more on the subject.
andromeda.rutgers.edu /~jlynch/Terms/hexameter.html   (72 words)

  
 dactylic hexameter - OneLook Dictionary Search
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