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In what kind of foot is the poem Evangeline written?

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In what kind of foot is the poem Evangeline written?

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In poetry, a 'foot' is the unit used to measure the meter, or pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables, in a poem. There are many different 'feet' which are used in poems, includng iamb, dactyl, trochee, anapest, and spondee.

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The foot used in 'Evangeline' is called 'dactyl.' A dactyl foot has one stressed syllable followed by two unstressed syllables. The dactyl is the...

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Dactyl in Poetry: Definition & Examples

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Learn the definition of a dactyl. Study double dactyls, dactylic tetrameter, and dactylic hexameter in poetry. See examples of dactylic meter and dactyl words.


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