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Literature 3^ - Iamb

englishforfun - Mer Ott 31, 01:13:18
Oggetto: Iamb

A metrical foot consisting of an unaccented syllable (noted by "x") and an accented or stressed one (noted by "/"). For example:

x /
a wall


x /

Iambic is the most common metrical measure in English verse. A line from Christopher Marlow serves to illustrate:

x / x / x / x /
Come live | with me | and be | my love.

Quite often an iambic pentameter (an iambic line of 10 syllables--five feet consisting of two syllables each) is slightly irregular, for instance the opening line of Frost's "Mending Wall":

x / x / x / x / x /
Something | there is | that does | n't love | a wall.
Stihl 026 - Lun Mar 31, 20:12:40
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englishforfun - Ven Mag 23, 18:15:41
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