Momof3littles Posted August 3, 2012 Share Posted August 3, 2012 (edited) Can you please help me with a question? I'm looking at the Battle Dwarves poem by MCT on page 103. He says it is in dactylic tetrameter. I see 8 syllables per line. I thought a line of dactylic tetrameter would have 12 syllables per line? I need to be able to explain the dactylic tetrameter in the poem, and I'm a bit stumped myself. Can anyone help me out? I must be missing something. I thought I had somewhat of a handle on meter, but now I'm totally confused. If you can help me out, I'd be really grateful! Ex of first line: Down the mountain dwarves came tramping, eta: is it just an example of modifying the meter so that isn't a perfect example of dactylic tetrameter? Maybe the first two feet in each line are dactylic? Gah! I'm getting myself very confused. Edited August 3, 2012 by Momof3littles Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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