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Long by nature
(2 rules)
1. vowel with macron over it
2. dipthongs
Long by position
(2 ways)
1. anytime a vowel is followed by 2 or more consonants
- Qu counts as a single consonant
- H does not count as a consonant
- X counts as two consonants
2. elisions
short by nature
1. Vowel without macron
Dactyl
LONG short short
spondee
LONG long
Trochee
LONG short
iamb
short LONG
Dactylic Hexameter
S/D - S/D - S/D - S/D - D - S
13-17 syllables
Elegiac Couplet
Made up of A and B lines
A line: dactylic hexameter
B line: Odd pentameter:
dactyl/dactyl/long/dactyl/dactyl/long
* spondee can replace first two feet;
* short can replace last long
Hendecasyllabic Meter
Spondee/Dactyl/Trochee/Trochee/Spondee
* trochee or iamb can replace first foot
*torchee can replce last foot
11 syllables
Octosyllabic Trochaic meter
Trochee/Trochee/Trochee/Trochee
Iambic Trimeter
Iamb/Iamb/Iamb/Iamb/Iamb/Iamb
*spondee can replace the first 5 feet
*tribrac can replace the 2nd and 3rd feet
*short can replace the last syllable
Tribrach
short short short