Talk:Hexameter

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One of the most famous uses of hexameters, in comparatively modern times, is the opening speech (and, also, several of the subsequent speeches) of 'Helen of Troy'. At her first appearance in the second part of the 'Urfaust' by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832). The hexameter form of these speeches, is usually maintained in accepted translations of this work.