The Aeneid Book 6: Metre

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line 102
2 spondees, emph. calm down of Sibyl
1 of 22
line 106
5 spondees (2 elisions), emph. gloom of the underworld
2 of 22
line 283
spondaic, drawn out like "horrendum stridens"
3 of 22
line 290
5 dactyls, emph. how speedily A grabs sword
4 of 22
lines 313 + 314
spondaic, emph. pitiful reaction of souls who wish to board boat, slow pace represents how long been waiting
5 of 22
Line 330
5 spondees, emph. length of time before souls allowed to reach shores
6 of 22
line 390
4 spondees, emph, idea of sleep, static nature of sleep?
7 of 22
line 392
5 spondees emph. Charon's annoyance at having to accept Hercules onto his boat
8 of 22
line 409
5 spondees, emph. importance of fateful bough
9 of 22
line 410
spondaic, effort for Charon to turn round the boat
10 of 22
line 471
4 spondees, emph. Dido's immovable stance
11 of 22
line 801
spondaic, emph. amount of land covered
12 of 22
lines 857
5 spondees, emph. seriousness of event in which Marcellus saved the day
13 of 22
line 860
spondaic, introduces a sad and moving section
14 of 22
line 866
spondaic, emph. gloomy shade that literally surrounds then
15 of 22
lines 868, 867, 869
spondaic, emph. sadness Anchises feels over Marcellus early death
16 of 22
lines with 5 spondees
106, 330, 392, 409, 857
17 of 22
lines with 4 spondees
390, 471
18 of 22
lines with 5 dactyls
290
19 of 22
generally spondaic lines
283, 313- 314, 410, 801, 860, 866, 868- 869
20 of 22
lines 118-123
16 out of 24 spondees possible, emph. A's plea
21 of 22
line 792
3 spondees
22 of 22

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5 spondees (2 elisions), emph. gloom of the underworld

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line 106

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spondaic, drawn out like "horrendum stridens"

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Card 4

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5 dactyls, emph. how speedily A grabs sword

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spondaic, emph. pitiful reaction of souls who wish to board boat, slow pace represents how long been waiting

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