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Synonyms for iamb

a metrical unit with unstressed-stressed syllables

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All the while, the poem creates its desired effect through a disruption of strict iambics which has nothing to do with the original Latin meter.
In (31) we have scanned Rossetti's "Up-Hill," which is in strict iambic meter, with lines that vary in length.
Thus, this poem is a strict iambic poem, in a type of iambic meter which permits variation between five and three feet in the line.