Elegiac couplet

(classical prosody) a couplet composed of a dactylic hexameter followed by a dactylic pentameter

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  • Elegiac-pentameter

    noun, Classical Prosody. 1. (def 2). [pen-tam-i-ter] /pɛnˈtæm ɪ tər/ Prosody noun 1. a line of verse consisting of five metrical feet. 2. Also called elegiac pentameter. Classical Prosody. a verse consisting of two dactyls, one long syllable, two more dactyls, and another long syllable. 3. unrhymed verse of five iambic feet; heroic verse. adjective […]

  • Elegiac-quatrain

    noun 1. . noun, Prosody. 1. a poetic stanza consisting of four lines of iambic pentameter rhyming alternately.

  • Elegist

    [el-i-jist] /ˈɛl ɪ dʒɪst/ noun 1. the author of an .

  • Elegit

    [ih-lee-jit] /ɪˈli dʒɪt/ noun, Law. 1. a writ of execution against a judgment debtor’s goods, property, or land, held by the judgment creditor until payment of the debt, as from rents on the land.

  • Elegy

    [el-i-jee] /ˈɛl ɪ dʒi/ noun, plural elegies. 1. a mournful, melancholy, or plaintive poem, especially a funeral song or a lament for the dead. 2. a poem written in elegiac meter. 3. a sad or mournful musical composition. /ˈɛlɪdʒɪ/ noun (pl) -gies 1. a mournful or plaintive poem or song, esp a lament for the […]

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