the meter of epic poetry.Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/10135
Meter used in Greek epic poetry. Homer wrote the Odyssey and the Iliad in unrhymed dactylic hexameters. See meter. A more recent example is Evangeline by Longfellow.
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Dactylic hexameter (also known as `heroic hexameter`) is a form of meter in poetry or a rhythmic scheme. It is traditionally associated with the quantitative meter of classical epic poetry in both Greek and Latin, and was consequently considered to be the Grand Style of classical poetry. The premier examples of its use are Homer`s Iliad and Ody......Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dactylic_hexameter
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