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Encyclopedia

  • An iamb or iambus is a metrical foot used in various types of poetry. The word iamb comes from Iambe, a Greek minor goddess of verse, especially scurrilous, ribald humour. — “Iamb - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • Iambic pentameter must always contain only five feet, and the second foot is almost always an iamb. As the examples show, iambic pentameter need not consist entirely of iambs, nor need it have ten syllables. Most poets who have a great facility for iambic pentameter. — “Iambic pentameter - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • iamb, iamb, iamb, iamb, iamb. To be fair, most people (unencumbered by poetic theory) would probably read it Sure, syllables can stand alone, but they are generally attached to some other foot, possibly as an add-on to an iamb or trochee. — “Talk:Spondee - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org

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