Iambic Sentence Examples
Each of these hymns has eight four-line stanzas and is written in strict iambic tetrameter.
His greatest contribution to poetic art consisted in the perfection which he attained in the phalaecian, the pure iambic, and the scazon metres, and in the ease and grace with which he used the language of familiar intercourse, as distinct from that of the creative imagination, of the rostra, and of the schools, to give at once a lifelike and an artistic expression to his feelings.
Florus is important as being the first in order of a number of 2nd-century African writers who exercised a considerable influence on Latin literature, and also the first of the poetae neoterici or novelli (new-fashioned poets) of Hadrian's reign, whose special characteristic was the use of lighter and graceful metres (anapaestic and iambic dimeters), which had hitherto found little favour.
Shakespeare, for example, often used a trochee at the start of his predominantly iambic lines.
Amongst these may be mentioned Virgil, the epic poet Ponticus, Bassus (probably the iambic poet of the name), and at a later period Ovid.
In his translation he discarded the native Saturnian metre, and adopted the iambic, trochaic and cretic metres, to which Latin more easily adapted itself than either to the hexameter or to the lyrical measures of a later time.
His work shows little or no originality; he simply versified in iambic trimeters the fables current in his day under the name of "Aesop," interspersing them with anecdotes drawn from daily life, history and mythology.
One of his poems, Alexandra or Cassandra, containing 1474 iambic lines, has been preserved entire.
But Daniel employs rime royal and terza rima, while some modern epistles have been cast in short iambic rhymed measures or in blank verse.
The dialog, which Potter wrote, is in a rhyme which is an iambic pentameter, apart from a few direct declarations with eight syllables.Advertisement
Like Pope, around a hundred years later, Donne is writing in iambic couplets.
If these are iambic pentameters it is termed a heroic couplet.
An example of an iambic hexameter is the last line of each stanza of The Faerie Queene by Edmund Spenser.
The verse-form is a heroic hexameter with an Iambic trimeter attendant upon it.
Of course, iambic feet are found in 2 Pet, and by my estimate an iambic foot ends a sentence four times 28.Advertisement
Help - Rhyme forms Terza rima stanza Three line stanza, commonly iambic pentameter.
The poem is set out in stanzas of regular length and a loosely iambic meter.
The meter is basically iambic pentameter with variations, and incorporating a number of breaks within the line (caesura ).
The lines are usually iambic pentameters rhyming according to a fixed pattern.
All the dialog, which Potter wrote, is in rhyming iambic pentameter, apart from a few direct declarations with eight syllables.Advertisement
Must it rhyme, must it follow iambic pentameter; must every object be described through a metaphor?
Tho this poem interrupts the sequence of sonnets, it, too, is most economical in its formal iambic quatrains.
The poem was written in memory of his friend Arthur Hallam and consists of 132 separate poems - all written in iambic tetrameter.
An example of an iambic trimeter is The only news I know by Emily Dickinson.
Trochaic meter is less commonly used than iambic meter.Advertisement
He had begun Latin and Greek early, and under Latimer made such progress as to be able to translate the Medea of Euripides into Latin iambic verse before he was fourteen.
The calm beauty of Greek tragedy is seen in the new iambic version of Iphigenie auf Tauris (1787); the classicism of the Renaissance gives the ground-tone to the wonderful drama of Torquato Tasso (1790), in which the conflict of poetic genius with the prosaic world is transmuted into imperishable poetry.
In order to perfect his knowledge of Christian doctrine, Psellus had recourse to the instructions of Photius, and then replied to his adversary in a long iambic poem, in which he maintained his orthodoxy.
It is specially used of an iambic verse with fifteen syllables, i.e.
The metres employed by Epicharmus were iambic trimeter, and especially trochaic and anapaestic tetrameter.