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Essorant
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If Iambs, or any other stresses a-scheme, are based on feet on a line, then how come we call the manner "Iambic, etc, Penta, hexa, etc-"meter"  

Shouldn't it be pentapede?                    

Or perhaps since pede is latin it should be
Iambic Quintapede.

OR, if you wished to be stranger yet you might perhaps use english ~

right-strong fivefoot



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So then limericks would be written in Anapestic Tripede... hmmm...
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Lol
I think you've got it Nan.  

I like the Dactylic Sexapede    

[This message has been edited by Essorant (10-31-2003 10:57 AM).]

 
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