Definition of Adonic line
1. Noun. A verse line with a dactyl followed by a spondee or trochee; supposedly used in laments by Adonis.
Lexicographical Neighbors of Adonic Line
Literary usage of Adonic line
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Exercises in Latin Versification by Leo Thomas Butler (1917)
"There is no caesura in the adonic line. The following are the more common models for a sapphic verse: — — W | |_ || WW I _w I _ w 1. ..."
2. Southey's Common-place Book by Robert Southey (1876)
"12. 9. Iambic. 10. 8. Trochaic. 8. 6. 6. 7. 5. The Adonic line, the Dactylic, the Anacreontic, the Sapphic. The sentence must not too often ..."
3. The Gentleman's Magazine (1825)
"... forming the Adonic line, Canute Johannes *. —I venture to differ a little as to the felicity of the Arion device, with regard to its application, ..."
4. The Classical Journal (1812)
"... between the two different kinds of movement, dactylic and trochaic> which prevail in the same Sapphic verse. In the Adonic line, doubtless, P. 150. ..."
5. The Classical World by Classical Association of the Atlantic States (1908)
"... as he suggests, the first foot of th Adonic line will come a erotic. This might well be explained an archaism on the part of the poet, and, ..."