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Choriambics

Type:  

Line, Metrical Requirement

 
Description: 

One of those complex Greek rhythmic patterns. It is a line consisting of two trochees, an iamb, a trochee, an iamb, a trochee, and two iambs.

 
Origin: 

Greek

 
Schematic: 
Xx Xx xX Xx xX Xx xX xX
 
Rhythm/Stanza Length: 

2

 
Line/Poem Length: 

16

 
Status: 

Complete

 
See Also:  

Accentual-Syllabic Verse, Iamb, Quantitative Verse, Trochee

 

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