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{adj: iambic} of or consisting of iambs
"iambic pentameter"



{adj: stressed, accented} bearing a stress or accent
"an iambic foot consists of an unstressed syllable followed by a stressed syllable as in `delay'"
<-> unstressed

{n: Alexandrine} (prosody) a line of verse that has six iambic feet

{n: Shakespearean sonnet, Elizabethan sonnet, English sonnet} a sonnet consisting three quatrains and a concluding couplet in iambic pentameter with the rhyme pattern abab cdcd efef gg

{n: Spenserian sonnet} a sonnet consisting of three quatrains and a concluding couplet in iambic pentameter with the rhyme pattern abab bcbd cdcd ee

{n: Spenserian stanza} a stanza with eight lines of iambic pentameter and a concluding Alexandrine with the rhyme pattern abab bcbc c
"the Spenserian stanza was introduced by Edmund Spenser in The Faerie Queene"

{n: blank verse} unrhymed verse (usually in iambic pentameter)

{n: common measure, common meter} the usual (iambic) meter of a ballad

{n: elegiac stanza} a quatrain in iambic pentameter with abab rhyme scheme

{n: heroic couplet} a couplet consisting of two rhymed lines of iambic pentameter and written in an elevated style

{n: heroic verse, heroic meter, heroic} a verse form suited to the treatment of heroic or elevated themes; dactylic hexameter or iambic pentameter

{n: iambic} a verse line consisting of iambs

{n: rhyme royal} a stanza form having seven lines of iambic pentameter; introduced by Chaucer


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