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Spondaic

Definition

Spondaic or Spondee refers to a two-syllable foot that is comprised of two accented syllables or words with equal stress on each syllable. 


[adj] (prosody) of or consisting of spondees; "spondaic hexameter"

Example

An example from “In Memoriam” by Alfred Lord Tennyson

“When the blood creeps and the nerves prick

Words

bread box, shoeshine


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