Bucolic diaeresis

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Bucolic diaeresis is a term in epic poetry relating to the dactylic hexameter. In Greek, bucolic diaeresis means "herdsman", since the dactylic poetry of herdsmen featured such line endings. It's a place in the rhyme scheme between the fourth and fifth feet after which a "dum-diddy dum-dum" line follows.

Selected terms relating to the dactylic hexameter.

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