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synonyms for iambus

  • blank verse
  • dactylic hexameter
  • iamb
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How to use iambus in a sentence

The metre is dochmiac, each dochmius consisting of an iambus followed by a cretic, .
THE MODES OF ANCIENT GREEK MUSICDAVID BINNING MONRO
An Iambus is a two-syllable foot accented on the last syllable.
ENGLISH: COMPOSITION AND LITERATUREW. F. (WILLIAM FRANKLIN) WEBSTER
This may occur when the accent is upon the last syllable of the foot; that is, when the foot is an iambus or an anapest.
ENGLISH: COMPOSITION AND LITERATUREW. F. (WILLIAM FRANKLIN) WEBSTER
Antispast, an′ti-spast, n. in metre, a foot composed of an iambus and a trochee.
CHAMBERS'S TWENTIETH CENTURY DICTIONARY (PART 1 OF 4: A-D)VARIOUS
The foot consisting of an unaccented followed by an accented syllable is called an iambus.
ELEMENTARY GUIDE TO LITERARY CRITICISMF. V. N. PAINTER
The daintiest alternation of iambus and trochee is joined to the serpent's cunning in swiftly tripping dactyls.
SHANDYGAFFCHRISTOPHER MORLEY
The choriambus is a verse-foot consisting of a trochee united with and preceding an iambus, -∪∪-.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 6, SLICE 3VARIOUS
The choriambi are never used alone, but are usually preceded by a spondee and followed by an iambus.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 6, SLICE 3VARIOUS
From the name Iambi came the measure Ιαμβος, Iambus, in which oracles were of old delivered.
A NEW SYSTEM; OR, AN ANALYSIS OF ANTIENT MYTHOLOGY. VOLUME I.JACOB BRYANT
The trochee and the dactyl are interchangeable; and the iambus and the anapest are interchangeable.
ENGLISH: COMPOSITION AND LITERATUREW. F. (WILLIAM FRANKLIN) WEBSTER
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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capacitor

WORDS RELATED TO IAMBUS

  • blank verse
  • dactylic hexameter
  • iamb
  • iambus
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