Some articles on foot:
... The fifth foot is frequently a dactyl (around 95% of the time in Homer) ... The sixth foot is always a spondee, though it may be anceps ... at one of several normal positions After the first syllable in the third foot (the "masculine" caesura) after the second syllable in the third foot if the third foot is a dactyl (the "feminine ...
Famous quotes containing the words foot and/or fourth:
“Processions that lack high stilts have nothing that catches the eye.
What if my great-granddad had a pair that were twenty foot high,
And mine were but fifteen foot, no modern stalks upon higher,
Some rogue of the world stole them to patch up a fence or a fire.”
—William Butler Yeats (18651939)
“The British are a self-distrustful, diffident people, agreeing with alacrity that they are neither successful nor clever, and only modestly claiming that they have a keener sense of humour, more robust common sense, and greater staying power as a nation than all the rest of the world put together.”
—Quoted in Fourth Leaders from the Times (1950)