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A-Z: General definitions: Feet
The term for units made up of stressed and unstressed syllables. The main types are:
The use of certain metrical feet creates poetic metre.
Metrical feet made up of one unstressed syllable followed by a stressed syllable (or one short syllable followed by one long syllable).
A metre in poetry, each foot consisting of two unstressed syllables, followed by a stressed syllable. A rising metre, like the iambic.
A unit of metre or foot, consisting of a stressed syllable followed by two unstressed ones. It is thus a falling metre, like the trochaic.
A metric foot in a line of verse, consisting of a stressed syllable followed by an unstressed. It is thus a falling metre.
The particular measurement in a line of poetry, determined by the pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables (in some languages, the pattern of long and short syllables). It is the measured basis of rhythm.
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