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Amphibrachic and Trochaic: A poem about amphibrachic and trochaic poetry
Posted by Douglas, Aug 27, 2012. 1616 views. ID = 5823

Amphibrachic and Trochaic

Posted by Douglas, Aug 27, 2012. 1616 views. ID = 5823
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"Trochaic" poetry alternates accented and unaccented syllables, starting with accented. (Longfellow's "SHOULD you / ASK me / WHENCE these / STOries?")

"Amphibrachic" poetry consists of an accented syllable surrounded by two unaccented syllables. (Limericks often use amphibrachic meter: "There ONCE was / a MAN from / nanTUCKet")
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Poetic rules, they form a strange mosaic,
Built, I'm sure, by some poetic hack;
Bizarrely, "amphibrachic" is trochaic,
But "trochaic" is an amphibrach.


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Trent
Sep 3, 2012
...huh?
   ~Posted by Trent, Sep 3, 2012



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