28th November 2019


What is Trochaic in poetry?

Trochaic tetrameter is a meter in poetry. It refers to a line of four trochaic feet. The word "tetrameter" simply means that the poem has four trochees. A trochee is a long syllable, or stressed syllable, followed by a short, or unstressed, one.

Similarly, you may ask, what is an example of an IAMB?

A specific type of foot is an iamb. A foot is an iamb if it consists of one unstressed syllable followed by a stressed syllable, so the word remark is an iamb. Pent means five, so a line of iambic pentameter consists of five iambs – five sets of unstressed syllables followed by stressed syllables.

Why do the witches speak in Trochaic Tetrameter?

Iambic Pentameter (the way the nobles speak), trochaic tetrameter (how the witches speak) and prose how everyone else speaks. Iambic Pentameter sounds similar but the clear stress pattern lends it a more formal, educated, tone – it reflects the characters. Trochaic Tetrameter however is a very un-natural way to speak.

What are two unstressed syllables?

IAMB. IAMB: A Metrical Foot consisting of one UNstressed syllable followed by one STRESSED syllable. An Iamb does not have to be a word. But it must be exactly two syllables, so it can be one word, or two.
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