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tro·chee

 (trō′kē)
n.
1. A metrical foot consisting of a stressed syllable followed by an unstressed syllable, as in season.
2. A metrical foot in quantitative verse consisting of a long syllable followed by a short one.

[French trochée, from Latin trochaeus, from Greek trokhaios, from trokhos, a running, from trekhein, to run.]

trochee

(ˈtrəʊkiː)
n
(Poetry) prosody a metrical foot of two syllables, the first long and the second short (¯˘). Compare iamb
[C16: via Latin from Greek trokhaios pous, literally: a running foot, from trekhein to run]

tro•chee

(ˈtroʊ ki)

n.
a foot of two syllables, a long followed by a short in quantitative meter, or a stressed followed by an unstressed in accentual meter.
[1580–90; < Latin trochaeus < Greek (poùs) trochaîos running (foot), akin to trochós wheel, tréchein to run]

trochee

a foot of two syllables, the first long or stressed, the second short or unstressed. — trochaic, adj.
See also: Verse

trochee

A metrical foot of two syllables, the first accented the second not.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.trochee - a metrical unit with stressed-unstressed syllables
metrical foot, metrical unit, foot - (prosody) a group of 2 or 3 syllables forming the basic unit of poetic rhythm
Translations
trokee
trohej

trochee

[ˈtrɒkiː] Ntroqueo m

trochee

nTrochäus m
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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 (trochee is the two-syllable verse meter with stress on the first syllable in the foot).
trochee 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 may occur.
rhythmic effect made by an initial trochee in the iambic pentameter line