alcaic Prosody

alcaic Prosody [al'keɪɪk]
adjective written in or denoting a verse metre occurring in four-line stanzas.
noun (alcaics) alcaic verse.
Origin
C17: via late L. from Gk alkaikos, from Alkaios Alcaeus (c.620–c.580 BC), Greek lyric poet.

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