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Saturday, September 3, 2011

Antibacchius Foot

Antibacchius is a foot of three syllables in quantitative meter consisting of two long syllables followed by short syllable. In qualitative meter it is shown as two stressed syllables followed by an unstressed syllable as shown below.



















Example of the use of this Antibacchius is shown below in the scansion of the first seven verses of the first stanza of the “Ode to Black Pudding and Souse”. Those verses containing the Antibacchius foot are italicized. Take a look.

Small chattel-house where she was born and raised
In Maycock's village, her ancestral home;
Bare-footed youth on Sunday evenings did walk
Rope leashed black-belly sheep and goats to graze
Weeds and grass on dust roads with out sidewalk;
Mindful of cane-fields that grow planters' cash,
As arrowed canes swayed in breeze before cropping bash;


Look what happens when this same first stanza of the “Ode to Black Pudding and Souse” is rescanned and the Antibacchius foot in quantitative meter is replaced for some other foot type using qualitative meter. Compare and contrast the first and second scansion of the stanza and draw your own conclusions.

Small chattel-house where she was born and raised
In Maycock's village, her ancestral home;
Bare-footed youth on Sunday evenings did walk
Rope leashed black-belly sheep and goats to graze
Weeds and grass on dust roads with out sidewalk;
Mindful of cane-fields that grow planters' cash,
As arrowed canes swayed in breeze before cropping bash;

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