Of the whole number, nine begin on the full bar, eleven on the arsis.
With arsis monosyllabic, the strong tendency is to make the thesis short.
The syllable which receives the ictus is called the thesis; the rest of the foot is called the arsis.
All of these unaccented syllables are reckoned together as one thesis, as against the accented syllable or arsis.
Examples of resolution of the first arsis are very numerous, cninga wldor El.
Examples of the resolution of the second arsis are less numerous, as wldor cninge El.
The sub-type A3 is type A with alliteration on the second arsis only and is limited almost entirely to the first hemistich.
A strengthened thesis occurs only after the second arsis; this sub-type might therefore be designated A3b.
When however it does occur, one of the three conditions under which a final syllable can take an arsis must accompany it.
The chief variations arise from resolution of the first arsis, cning lmhtig El.