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A Trochee is a two-syllable foot accented on the first syllable.English: Composition and Literature|W. F. (William Franklin) Webster
Antispast, an′ti-spast, n. in metre, a foot composed of an iambus and a trochee.
It will be noted that the dactyl is very closely related in expression to the trochee, and the anapest to the iambic.
The trochee seems in general to indicate an outpouring of emotion or sudden burst of feeling too strong for control.
It would be impossible for him to talk in a steady, straight-forward iambic, or even in the hesitating, emotional trochee.