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It must consist of exactly fourteen lines of iambic pentameter.

Iambic lines are by very far the most frequent in English verse.

The translation is in iambic measure, and the specimen is concluded in the 2d vol.

Our Iambic in its sixth form, is commonly called the Alexandrine measure.

But the difference of the iambic and heroic measure destroys that at once.

It is to Milton surely that the English iambic owes the praise of majesty.

It wasnt exactly a hexameter nor yet an iambic mode of expression.

In Middle English poetry, however, only iambic rhythms were used.

As to the line given in Boswell, it is not an Iambic verse, nor even Greek.

Make the word sepulchred fit metrically into the iambic verse.

WORD ORIGIN

1570s (n.); 1580s (adj.), from Latin iambicus, from Greek iambikos, from iambos "metrical foot of one unaccented followed by one accented syllable," from iaptein "to assail" (in words), literally "to put forth." The meter of invective and lampoon in classical Greek from the time it was used for such by Archilochos, 7c. B.C.E.

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