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English citations of amœbæan

Adjective: antiquated spelling of amoebeanEdit

1847 1888 1917
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  • 1847 CE, Charles Anthon, Notes on Eclogue III, in The Eclogues and Georgics of Virgil, Harper & Brothers; page #130:
    THIS Eclogue exhibits a contest between two shepherds, in what has been called amœbæan verse, in which the persons introduced recite or sing alternate strains, the one striving to excel the other.
  • 1888 CE, Algernon Charles Swinburne, Ben Jonson, in The Twentieth Century; volume XXIII, pages 698–699:
    The amœbæan stanzas in the later of these two masques have more freedom of movement and spontaneity of music than will perhaps be found in any other poem of equal length from the same indefatigable hand.
  • 1917 CE, Lafcadio Hearn, Life and Literature, Dodd, Mead and Company; chapter XXIII, page #385:
    One of these terms is amœbæan,—amœbæan poetry being dialogue poetry composed in the form of question and reply.