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 Spondee -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In (Literature in metrical form) poetry, a spondee is a (A group of 2 or 3 syllables forming the basic unit of poetic rhythm) metrical foot consisting of two long syllables.
In (Studies of the formation of basic linguistic units) grammar, a spondee is a two-syllable word in which there is equal emphasis placed on both syllables.
"Spondee" is also the title of a piece composed by (Click link for more info and facts about IDM) IDM duo (Click link for more info and facts about Matmos) Matmos.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/s/sp/spondee.htm   (418 words)

  
 Greek Meter 101 (Part I)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
#348 is an iambic hexameter with a dactyl in the third and a spondee in the fifth foot.
The first line substitutes a tribach and a spondee in the third and fifth feet, respectively; the second line substitutes a spondee in the first, a dactyl in the third, and a spondee in the fifth foot.
's first four feet are either dactyls or spondees, the fifth usually a dactyl, and the sixth either a spondee or a trochee (which by the line-end pause is effectively a spondee).
pages.zdnet.com /commentateur/greek_meter_101.htm   (2114 words)

  
 E. A. Poe Society of Baltimore   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Underlying the spondee is the principle of equality.
The degenerate condition of poetry is implicitly due to the disappearance of the spondee as the basis of modern rhythm.
Spondees may be produced in the present, but their true music cannot be heard by modern ears.
www.eapoe.org /pstudies/ps1970/p1979102.htm   (3827 words)

  
 Untitled Document
Scansion is a technoique for determining and marking the meter of poetry.
A foot is comprised of either a spondee or a datyll, but either way the line must contain 6 feet.
When scanning a line, the goal is to determine where the 6 feet begin and end, and whether they are a spondee or a dactyl.
www.numlocked.com /latin/scansion.htm   (601 words)

  
 dl - latinlit - carmina - meters of catullus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The opening foot is most commonly a spondee (long, long) but occasionally Catullus varies this with a trochee (long, short)or an iamb (short long).
The first five feet may be iambs with the sixth a trochee (long, short) or spondee (long, long).
The first and third feet may be spondee but the fifth foot is always an iamb which gives the sound a halting or limping movement.
www.dl.ket.org /latinlit/carmina/scansion/metersofcat.htm   (185 words)

  
 Latin Scansion
Each foot is either a dactyl (one long syllable followed by two short syllables, represented as ¯¯ v v) or a spondee (two long syllables, represented as ¯¯ ¯¯).
The fifth is (almost) always a dactyl, the sixth is always a spondee.
The first four feet may be either a dactyl or a spondee in each case.
social.chass.ncsu.edu /~zmpackma/Scansion.html   (1164 words)

  
 Allen and Greenough's New Latin Grammar, section 615   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
NOTE: The last foot is usually said to be a spondee, but is in reality a trochee standing for a dactyl, since the final syllable is not measured.
For any foot, except the fifth, a spondee may be substituted.
Rarely a spondee is found in the fifth foot; the verse is then called spondaic and usually ends with a word of four syllables.
www.hhhh.org /perseant/libellus/aides/allgre/allgre.615.html   (333 words)

  
 Chapter Splitfeet <i>to</i> Spongiopilin of S by Webster's Dictionary (1913 Edition)
Or of pertaining to a spondee; consisting of spondees.
Containing spondees in excess; marked by spondees; as, a spondaic hexameter, i.
, one which has a spondee instead of a dactyl in the fifth foot.
www.bibliomania.com /2/3/257/1210/24113/4.html   (416 words)

  
 LAT 204 02   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Obviously, breaks between words are irrelevant to feet; a single foot may be made up of parts of one, two, or three words.
A spondee, or spondaic foot, is composed of two long syllables, e.g.
Any foot in a line may be either a dactyl or a spondee, with the following exceptions: (1) The fifth foot of the line is almost always a dactyl.
www.uncg.edu /cla/courses/dbwharto/lat204/scan3.htm   (219 words)

  
 Guide to the scansion of Latin Poetry   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
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.
A spondee is a long syllable followed by another long syllable, except that at the end of a line, any syllable can be long or short.
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:
suberic.net /~marc/scansion.html   (445 words)

  
 Lynch, Literary Terms — Spondee, Spondaic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
A spondee is a duple foot with two stressed syllables.
Although it's rare for any two adjacent syllables to receive exactly the same stress, in spondees there's no obvious stress on one syllable rather than the other.
Three question marks mean I have to write more on the subject.
newark.rutgers.edu /~jlynch/Terms/spondee.html   (69 words)

  
 Neal Stephenson Message Board
That said, there is truly no other book like it, and I do like it rather a lot.
Spondee: The drummers' orgy is central to their existence.
They share nanomites with each other in that way, and when they dock, they compute stuff.
www.allreaders.com /Board.asp?BoardID=2294   (608 words)

  
 Thirty-Seven Cents - June 2003   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Our last commonly used irregularity in metrical verse is the spondee [DUM DUM], which is two accented syllables in the same foot (measure).
The spondee attracts attention to itself for emphasis.
Note that a spondee seems to slow the rhythm to make sure the added emphasis is observed.
www.nfsps.com /mo/ts/TSFeb04_Home.html   (1222 words)

  
 Audiology Illustrated
These highly identifiable pictures will facilitate the establishment of spondee thresholds in the pediatric audiology clinic.
These colorful pictures will help secure and retain children's attention during speech threshold testing procedures.
Made of lightweight, durable 17" X 22" mat board, these spondee boards come in either six or eight word formats (fire truck, airplane, ice cream, bathtub, cowboy, football, snowman, hot dog).
www.audiologyillustrated.org   (304 words)

  
 Seeking the Summit - Notes on Sonnetry
Trochees and spondees can appear in other feet than the first foot, as well:
/ trochee/ iamb/ iamb/ {pyrrhic/ spondee/ = double iamb}
/ iamb/ iamb/ iamb/ {pyrrhic/ spondee/ = double iamb}
www.tenderbytes.net /rhymeworld/feeder/teacher/sonnetry.htm   (990 words)

  
 Poems. Poetry. Poets.
Publisher recommendation on Valentine's Day: "This is one of the first poems on Spondee I saw and have loved it ever since."
Forget the pressure you usually feel on the Internet.
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www.spondee.net   (545 words)

  
 matmos - discography - A Chance to Cut is a Chance to Cure
Refractive eye surgery (laser in situ keratomileusis) performed on Monica Youn and recorded in San Francisco.
Audiologist Rebecca Highlander, CCC-A reads a list of phonetically balanced words ("spondees", with equal stress on the first and second syllable).
Recorded in the hearing test booth at the Jean Weingarden Peninsula Oral School for the Deaf.
brainwashed.com /matmos/discog/ole489.html   (488 words)

  
 MSN Encarta - Dictionary - spondee
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Via French < Greek spondeios "libational" < spondē "libation"; because the spondee was often used in songs accompanying libations]
encarta.msn.com /dictionary_1861712150/spondee.html   (70 words)

  
 The Feet Upon Which English Poetry Walks   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
As with all claims about significant patterns in literature, your argument will be strongest if the pattern is wide-spread and consistent rather than only a local aberration.
The line scans "iamb, iamb, spondee, iamb, iamb." So it's not perfect "iambic pentameter," but that "imperfection" is the spondee that literally stops time, slowing the sentence in its middle, as line 14 will do with an anapest:
Of course you could jam line 14 into an iambic straight-jacket, but "in my verse" parenthetically divides the verb phrase "shall live."
faculty.goucher.edu /eng211/feet_upon_which_english_poetry_w.htm   (271 words)

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