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9. The tetrameter meiurus or Faliscan consists of the last four feet of the hexameter meiurus; as,

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The first foot in this measure was frequently changed to a dactyle or a spondee, and the second foot often to a spondee, and in a few instances to a dactyle.

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feet, of which the first and second are anapests or spondees and the third an anapest, followed by a long syllable; as,

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iambic trimeter with a spondee in the sixth foot, and generally an iambus in the fifth ; as,

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TROCHAIC MEASURES. ' 27. The most common trochaic metre is the tetrameter or octonarius catalectic, and it consists of seven feet followed

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and two last of which are always trochees, and the second a trochee, spondee, dactyle, or anapest ; as,

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31. The choriambic pentameter consists of a spondee, three choriambi, and an iambus ; as,

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32. The choriambic tetrameter consists of three choriambi or feet of equal length, followed by a bacchic ; as,

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This method of scanning the Asclepiadic may be consideredas the most correct: it has, however, been sometimes scanned in a different manner, the first foot being made a spondee, the second a dactyle followed by an odd syllable, and the last two feet dactyles; as,

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35. The choriambic trimeter or Glyconic consists of three feet, the first a spondee, an iambic, or a trochee, the second a choriambus, and the third an iambic ; as,

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36. The choriambic trimeter catalectic or Pherecratic is the Glyconic deprived of its final syllable, and sometimes having an anapest in the first foot; as,

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