Of the whole number, nine begin on the full bar, eleven on the arsis.
All of these unaccented syllables are reckoned together as one thesis, as against the accented syllable or arsis.
The syllable which receives the ictus is called the thesis; the rest of the foot is called the arsis.
Examples of the resolution of the second arsis are less numerous, as wldor cninge El.
Examples of resolution of the first arsis are very numerous, cninga wldor El.
A strengthened thesis occurs only after the second arsis; this sub-type might therefore be designated A3b.
The sub-type A3 is type A with alliteration on the second arsis only and is limited almost entirely to the first hemistich.
The chief variations arise from resolution of the first arsis, cning lmhtig El.
When however it does occur, one of the three conditions under which a final syllable can take an arsis must accompany it.
Accented syllables are as a rule placed in the arsis, as are also second parts of compounds.