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  • n  a verse line having six metrical feet

  • It has taken 20 years for The Odyssey: A Modern Sequel to reach English in hexameter from its original modern Greek.
  • There's a movie in there, but it's buried beneath 24 books of dactylic hexameter and some unfathomably dull speechifying by the gods.
  • It turns out that reciting poetry especially verse like Homer's that follows a specific rhythm called hexameter makes an excellent breathing exercise.

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