Alcmanic verse is a metric line of dactylic tetrameter. It was named for the ancient Greek poet Alcman and was commonly used in early Greek verse.
——-Quantitative verse Lss / Lss / Lss / Lss
——-in English, accentual syllabic Suu / Suu / Suu / Suu
——-Beatles’ lyric from Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds
——-Pict ure your / self in a / boat on a / riv er with
——-tang er ine / tree ees and / mar mal ade / skis ii es
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