While Longley's verse structure is loose, lines 1 and 3, both in the first stanza, consist of an anapest followed by an iamb, while line 4 reverses this at the beginning of the second stanza with a'trochee
followed by an anapest.
The distinctive quality of the trochaic tetrameter is its connection to song: this connection can be found in syllabo-tonic trochees
and their syllabic analogues in various European languages and can presumably be explained because songs, in order to make the rhythm stand out, prefer a meter with a strong beat on the first syllable, without an anacrusis--in other words, a trochee
rather than an iamb.
Also, the music and rhyme of all submitted poetry books must adhere to the regulated poetic rhythm (vertical and trochee
), and the poet should be recommended by a specialized cultural institution or an Arab or international publishing house.
Three major parameters can be captured in terms of the present theory to establish stress patterns of WRA and to differentiate between its stress patterns and the other Arabic dialects, namely: (i) foot type (trochee
or iamb), (ii) metrification directionality (left-to-right or right-to-left), and (iii) type of extrametricality (consonant, mora, syllable, or foot).
In particular, "apariencia" is meant to be equivalent to the strong start of the spondee and the trochee
in the original.
He loosened his iambic pentameter by allowing himself an anapest or two, sometimes even three, in each line, but rarely a trochee
(one stressed syllable followed by one unstressed) or dactyl (one stressed, two unstressed) except for the occasional traditional trochaic substitution at the start of a line.
The auditory performance was assessed using Listening Progress Profile Test (LPPT) and Monosyllabic Trochee
Polysyllabic Test (MTP), the subsections of Evaluation of Auditory Responses to Speech (EARS) test battery.
William Blake's poem entitled "Spring" was written in the two-legged trochee
is the two-syllable verse meter with stress on the first syllable in the foot).
probably being the predominant one; there is apparently scant
Less common, in fact, is Huygens's use here of nemo as a trochee
instead of a spondee, though that not without classical precedent (Cf.
The basic foot type is the moraic trochee
, but in pre-stress position syllabic trochees
rhythmic effect made by an initial trochee
in the iambic pentameter line