Max Fish and Snow are wed by more than their iambic assonance.
The lovers speak entirely in iambic pentameter, which works much better than it should.
If they are used, however, as trisyllables in the iambic rhythm they naturally admit of the metrical accent on the last syllable.
It must consist of exactly fourteen lines of iambic pentameter.
Anapestic feet are used freely to improve the music; in fact, they are nearly as numerous as the iambic feet.
iambic lines are by very far the most frequent in English verse.
Our ears, however, are hardly fine enough to catch the iambic twang of which Quintilian complains.
The translation is in iambic measure, and the specimen is concluded in the 2d vol.
Rendered into vigorous English rhymed couplets of seven iambic feet in 1919.
Our iambic in its sixth form, is commonly called the Alexandrine measure.
1570s (n.); 1580s (adj.), from Latin iambicus, from Greek iambikos, from iambos "metrical foot of one unaccented followed by one accented syllable," from iaptein "to assail" (in words), literally "to put forth." The meter of invective and lampoon in classical Greek from the time it was used for such by Archilochos, 7c. B.C.E.