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Written in tetrameterthe greater Alcaic consists of a spondee or iamb followed by an iamb plus a long syllable and two dactyls.
The lesser Alcaic, also in tetrameter, consists of two dactylic feet followed by two iambic feet. Though seldom appearing in English poetry, Alcaic verse was used by Tennyson in his ode, Milton. There are accents on the sixth and last syllables of the line, and usually a secondary stress within each half-line hemistich.
The English Alexandrine is written in iambic hexameterthus containing twelve syllables in six metrical feet. The Alexandrine probably received its name from an old French romanceAlexandre le Grand, written aboutin which the measure was first used.
The last line of the Spenserian stanza is an Alexandrine. ALLEGORY A figurative illustration of truths or generalizations about human conduct or experience in a narrative or description by the use of symbolic fictional figures and actions which the reader can interpret as a resemblance to the subject's properties and circumstances.
Though similar to both a series of symbols and an extended metaphorthe meaning of an allegory is more direct and less subject to ambiguity than a symbol; it is distinguishable from an extended metaphor in that the literal equivalent of an allegory's figurative comparison is not usually expressed.
The term, allegoresis, means the interpretation of a work on the part of a reader; since, by definition, the interpretation of an allegory is an essential factor, the two terms function together in a complementary fashion.Typically, monarchs wear gleaming crowns atop their heads for one reason—because crowns are a visual symbol of power.
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