[LMB] Levels of Bafflement

Luke Bretscher rocketman0739 at gmail.com
Sun Jan 14 16:31:43 GMT 2018


On Jan 13, 2018 11:28 AM, "John Lennard" <john.c.lennard at gmail.com> wrote:


John: One's scansion is one's own*, especially when there is no metre, but
this skipping of beats I wot not of.



I don't think it's actually skipping beats, it's just that in dactylic
meter you are expected to use a few spondees instead of actual dactyls.

It happens in Latin: "AR ma vi / RUM que ca / NO TROI / AE QUI / PRI mus ab
/ OR IS"


And it also happens in English: "STAND LIKE / DRU ids of / ELD WITH / VOI
CES / SAD and pro / PHE TIC"

Luke


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