Definición de iambus en inglés:

iambus

Saltos de línea: iam¦bus
Pronunciación: /ʌɪˈambəs
 
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sustantivo (plural iambuses or iambi /-bʌɪ/)

Prosody
  • A metrical foot consisting of one short (or unstressed) syllable followed by one long (or stressed) syllable.
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    • Of the five kinds of feet illustrated here, the iambus is by far the most often used in English verse; the spondee is the rarest.
    • The metre throughout is iambic tetrameter, alternating with trimeter - in other words, lines of four iambuses alternate with lines of three.
    • They consist of a collection of seventeen poems in different versions of the iambus, the metre traditionally associated with lampoon.

Origen

late 16th century: Latin, from Greek iambos 'iambus, lampoon', from iaptein 'attack verbally' (because the iambic trimeter was first used by Greek satirists).

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