SAPPHIC METER: Typically, this meter is found in quatrains in which the first three lines consist of eleven syllables and the fourth line contains five.
The metrical pattern is as follows in the first three lines: (foot #1)SAPPHIC ODE: Virtually identical with a Horatian ode, a Sapphic ode consists of quatrains in which the first three lines consist of eleven syllables and the fourth line contains five.
Horatian satire tends to focus lightly on laughter and ridicule, but it maintains a playful tone.
Generally, the tone is sympathetic and good humored, somewhat tolerant of imperfection and folly even while expressing amusement at it.
Examples include Grettir's Saga, Njál's Saga, Egil's Saga, and the Saga of Eric the Red.
This right does not pass to male children of the queen that she might have later.The device leads to some interesting translation decisions in modern English editions of the Bible or Greek literature.Should the translator "normalize" the grammar so it doesn't look odd to English students?According to the early conventions of English poetry, each foot should have at least one stressed syllable, though feet with all unstressed syllables are found occasionally in Greek and other poetic traditions.SCATOLOGY: Not to be confused with eschatology, scatology refers to so-called "potty-humor"--jokes or stories dealing with feces designed to elicit either laughter or disgust.At other times, scatological elements appear in stories that are not necessarily meant to be low-brow.