iamb

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a metrical unit with unstressed-stressed syllables

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Fortunately, however, the technical prowess of his experiment suggested possibilities for the manipulation of iambic verse within other genres, and in particular non-satiric narrative and lyric poetry.
Assuming this reading of Archilochus is correct, Palladas may be associating his epigrammatic verse with the iambic verse of Archilochus.
The epigram is cast in the form of a narrative, with dialogue, elements that have been identified with iambic verse.
Serious readers and writers of iambic verse know that one of its neatest tricks is to have a syllable that is normally stressed in a line of prose or spoken English be unaccented, and to have a normally unaccented syllable be accented.
For someone like me whose views on iambic verse have changed over the years, from the tolerant to the orthodox, it is hard to speak with much authority in these matters.
Thus, by considering intonation, we can address both the realization of meter, that is, the source of regularity or how the meter is realized, and the sources of variety in iambic verse, and thus perhaps provide answers for the three questions posed above.
When trochaic or iambic verse is measured by single feet it is called tripody (three feet), tetrapody (four feet), hexapody (six feet).
One of the outstanding features of the play is its biting, pungent language in rhymed iambic verse.
It was necessary to create a new iambic verse line and to use it to write a rather large text.
and the relationship with iambic verse appears tenuous until we realize that, even in this language of reduced accentual prominences, relatively heavy and relatively light stresses alternate regularly as the verse design demands.
Among the works of this period were his tragedy Emilia Galotti, performed in 1772; a "dramatic poem" in iambic verse, Nathan der Weise ( Nathan the Wise), which appeared in 1779; and Lessing's last work, Die Erziehung des Menschengeschlechts (1780; The Education of the Human Race), a treatise that expresses his belief in the perfectibility of the human race.
The stressed syllable might simply be said more sharply or louder, but it might last no longer than the unstressed one, and, in fact, as iambic verse came more and more to be written in the mid-sixteenth century, the tune it generated was typically a tripping one in which it was easy to hear a succession of lesser and greater points of stress.
4 = 1: the choriamb is a very frequent outcome of anaclasis in the first metron of hemiambic Anacreontea, while the anapaest in the beginning of the second iambic metron (line 3 = 7) is a quite possible replacement in iambic verses, although not very common).