A metrical foot of one long syllable and three short syllables in any order.
- Still, the first paeon can be heard as a regular, distinct element, especially in the first version of the poem.
- Take notice that the outriding feet are not to be confused with dactyls or paeons, though sometimes the line might be scanned either way.
- Example sentences
- Here, Hopkins contrasts smoother ‘falling paeonic rhythms’ with more heavily stressed ‘sprung and outriding’ rhythm.
Words that rhyme with paeonActaeon, Aegean, aeon (US eon), Augean, Behan, Cadmean, Caribbean, Carolean, Chaldean, Cyclopean, empyrean, epicurean, European, Fijian, Galilean, Hasmonean, Hebridean, Herculean, Ian, Jacobean, Kampuchean, Laodicean, lien, Linnaean (US Linnean), Maccabean, Mandaean (US Mandean), Medicean, monogenean, Nabataean (US Nabatean), Orphean, paean, pean, peon, Periclean, piscean, plebeian, Pyrenean, Pythagorean, Sabaean, Sadducean, Sisyphean, skean, Tanzanian, Tennesseean, Terpsichorean, theodicean, Tyrolean
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