Trochee (Trochaic)

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Literary/ Cultural Context Note

A metrical foot of with a strong stress followed by a weak, as in the following example from Louis MacNeice's 'Postcript to Ireland”: “Still I drink your helath before / The four butt raps upon the door”.

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Citation:
Editors. "Trochee (Trochaic)". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2001
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=1143, accessed 21 August 2014.]