The metre of this song is trochaic; that is, the accents fall regularly on the odd syllables.
The last line, however, full of tenderness and sadness, is trochaic.
In the same way, one decides that “The Song of Hiawatha” is written in trochaic tetrameter.
trochaic metre is often read, as if it were a kind of crude iambic.
Their first group singing of a Sunday consisted of Negro spirituals in spondaic and trochaic verse, and phrased in many minors.
In St. Austin's poem he united to a trochaic measure the novel attraction of rhyme.
The trochaic measure, in which every foot closes with a weak syllable, is well calculated for lively subjects.
The fifth trochaic species is likewise uncommon; and, as a Bowbellian would say, uncommon ugly.
There is much more to be thought about than the placing of four trochaic feet to a line.
How, then, let us ask the challenger, is the application of the trochaic system justified?