noun, plural i·am·bi [ahy-am-bahy], /aɪˈæm baɪ/, i·am·bus·es.
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Origin of iambus
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The metre is dochmiac, each dochmius consisting of an iambus followed by a cretic, .The Modes of Ancient Greek Music|David Binning Monro
An Iambus is a two-syllable foot accented on the last syllable.
This may occur when the accent is upon the last syllable of the foot; that is, when the foot is an iambus or an anapest.
Antispast, an′ti-spast, n. in metre, a foot composed of an iambus and a trochee.
The foot consisting of an unaccented followed by an accented syllable is called an iambus.Elementary Guide to Literary Criticism|F. V. N. Painter