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    Question iambs and trochees

    Hey there im having a little difficulty with finding the difference between and iambic foot and trochaic foot.

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    Re: iambs and trochees

    a disyllabic foot, if accented on the second syllable is called an Iambus, if on the first syllable a Trochee.

    Iambic lines:

    With ravished ears
    The Monarch hears;
    Assumes the god,
    Affects to nod. Dryden

    Trochaic lines:

    Rich the treasure,
    Sweet the pleasure. Dryden

    from Daniel, the Rev Canon (1904) The Grammar, History and Derivation of the English Language, London: National Society's Depository

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