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The most common form of Trochaic verse is the Tetrameter Catalectic (Sept=en=arius), consisting of four dipodies, the last of which lacks a syllable. There is regularly diaeresis after the fourth foot: -

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In musical notation: -


ad te adveni=o, spem, salutem, || consilium, auxilium expetens.

- Ter. And. 319.


In English verse: -

(Oct=on=arius), consisting of four complete dipodies, occurs in the lyrical parts of comedy.

Substitutions as in the Septenarius are allowed except in the last foot.

c. Some other forms of trochaic verse are found in the lyric poets, in combination with other feet, either as whole lines or parts of lines: -