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Spondee Definition

(or Spondaic ) A two syllable foot that is comprised of two accented syllables-usually this is done in poetry by using one syllable words (like cat, dog) in a row .


Spondee Poem Example

bread box, shoe shine


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Other Spondee Definition

[n] a metrical unit with stressed-stressed syllables

Misc. Definitions

\Spon"dee\, n. [L. spondeus, Gr. ? (sc. ?), fr. ? a drink offering, libation, fr. ? to pour out, make a libation: cf. F. spond['e]e. So called because at libations slow, solemn melodies were used, chiefly in this meter.] (pros.) A poetic foot of two long syllables, as in the Latin word l[=e]g[=e]s.

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