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GALLIAMBUS: In classical poetry, a lyric meter consisting of four iambic dipodies, the last of which is catalectic, dropping the final accent, or a line of four lesser Ionic feet catalectic, varied by anaclasis.
at left: Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey
Posted by Mitch Sisskind on April 25, 2008 at 11:16 PM | Permalink
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write a Galliambus?
are with the dipodies,
iambic or catalectic,
catatonic or dialectic.
know not bionic.
A sprig of anacasis
forms the basis
for my body's oasis,
and my face's.
Molly Arden |
April 26, 2008 at 12:04 AM
beautiful! btw henry howard said to have intro'd iambic pentameter to english, but that's somewhat hard to visualize -- something kenneth koch would write a funny poem about. surrey died when he was only abut 30 after being imprisoned for some time. apparently was sort of a troublemaker maybe the kind who acted up in study hall etc. his poem "so cruel prison, how could betide..." is a great one.
April 26, 2008 at 12:34 AM
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