Their first group singing of a Sunday consisted of Negro spirituals in spondaic and trochaic verse, and phrased in many minors.
If a line ends with two spondees it is a spondaic hexameter.
His versification is often hard and spondaic, the elisions too frequent, and the csura too much neglected.
Note also the spondaic effect in the second line, the rime in the third, and the imitative movement in the fourth.
The result so far attained has been unsatisfactory, for the rhythms are all given as spondaic.