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Elegiac couplets consist of alternating lines of dactylic hexameter and pentameter: two dactyls followed by a long syllable[?], a caesura, then two more dactyls followed by a long syllable.


  In the Hexameter rises the fountain's silvery column,
  In the pentameter aye falling in melody back.

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