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1) Alcaic Verse. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...or Alcaics. A Greek and Latin metre, so called from Alcoeos, a lyric poet, who invented it. Each line is divided into two parts, thus: 1 The first two lines of each...

2) Alcaic. The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...four tetrametric lines. Verse composed in strophes of four tetrametric lines. Late Latin Alcaicus, of Alcaeus, from Greek Alkaikos, from Alkaios, Alcaeus....

3) Alcaeus. The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...Greek poet who reputedly invented Alcaic verse....

4) Alcaeus. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...songs, and political odes. He was, according to tradition, a close associate of Sappho. The Alcaic strophe (a four-line stanza) said to be his invention was much...

5) Horatian Metre (An). Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...the hind his hearth delighteth, Nor deadly Frost spreads over meads her palling.E. C. B. See ALCAIC, ASCLEPIADIC, CHORIAMBIC, SAPPHIC, etc. (See also HEXAMETERS,...

6) §4. Their quarrel. VI. Gray. Vol. 10. The Age of Johnson. The Cambridge History of English and American Literature: An Encyclopedia in Eighteen Volumes. 1907–21
...and it was probably on this occasion that he left in the album of the fathers the beautiful alcaic ode O tu severi Religio loci, of which a fine English version has...

7) 597. Poetry. Mawson, C.O. Sylvester. 1922. Roget s International Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases
...or spondaical, trochaic, anapestic; am bæic, Melibean, scaldic or skaldic; Ionic, Sapphic, Alcaic, Pindaric, Pierian. QUOTATIONS: A poem round and perfect as a star.—Alex....

8) §8. His metres. II. The Tennysons. Vol. 13. The Victorian Age, Part One. The Cambridge History of English and American Literature: An Encyclopedia in Eighteen Volumes. 1907–21
...the Maud volume, Tennyson was just proudly of having caught a far-off echo of the Horatian Alcaic ; and his trochaics are not less felicitous than his anapaests....

9) 32. On Translating the Odes of Horace by William Peterfield Trent. Matthews, Brander, ed. 1914. The Oxford Book of American Essays
...at some kind of metrical conformity to his original. To reproduce an original Sapphic or Alcaic stanza in blank verse, or in the couplets of Pope, is at once to repel...

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