Iambically


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I`am´bic`al`ly


adv.1.In a iambic manner; after the manner of iambics.
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On the other hand a robust majority of readers, their habits formed perhaps on the Africanizing backbeat of blues and rock, look to the end and read the line iambically with the acephalous catalexis of a premised initial slack.
Although the first syllable of "overseas" is in a position of iambic metrical stress, in Anglo-Saxon verse, prefixes such as "over-" ("ofer-" in Old English) are always unstressed; hence the alliterative stress falling on the "s" sound in "overseas" Similarly, the iambically stressed "still" does not alliterate because, in alliterative verse, prepositions tend not to be stressed; and though "swarmed" is iambically unstressed, in alliterative verse, where unstressed syllables are largely discretionary, verbs, especially significant ones, are more likely to be stressed.
Something there is" is a trochaic bump that drops, then rises iambically on a rhythmic line with no particulars until love hits the wall of negative inversion, doesn't.