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A-Z: General definitions: Trochee
In all languages, some syllables are pronounced with more of an emphasis than others. In poetry of many languages, this becomes a significant means of patterning. The pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables within a line of verse is called its
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.
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 metre of verse wherein each foot consists of a stressed syllable followed by three unstressed syllables. It is thus a falling metre.
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