In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- We hear iambs, trochees, Virgil's hexameters, the Norse alliterative lines, each arranged in their various couplets, quatrains, choric stanzas, gnomic verses, and much more besides.
- Although not one line of iambic hexameter appears, lines sometimes begin with a trochee or spondee or two, drift gently toward an iambic norm, and then depart from it.
- This is matched by the metre where, however, intricate use of trochees and dactyls gives a song-like quality to the verse.
- The first line, for example, appears to begin with two unstressed syllables followed by two stressed ones, while the second line unquestionably contains a trochee and an iamb and therefore forms a choriambic foot.
- A trochee is a metrical foot of two syllables, the first long and the second short.
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