The Homeric Hymns are a collection of pieces, some of them very short, in hexameter verse.
There are five forms extant of the prologue in hexameter verse.
In like manner we have anapestic lines of all lengths from monometer to hexameter.
Who was the first to employ the hexameter in Latin poetry, and in what poem?
The hexameter in poetry is a measure having six poetic feet to the line.
Quantitative measures, like the Sapphic and hexameter, were composed accentually.
From the Saturnian he turned to the hexameter, whose "ocean-roll of rhythm" had resounded in the great epics of Homer.
The Pentameter is never used alone, but only in connection with the hexameter.
Were his friends in the habit of talking in hexameter verse?
After the hexameter the most frequently imitated metre is the Sapphic strophe.