Trochee (Trochaic) (36 words)

Literary/ Cultural Context Note

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  • The Literary Encyclopedia. Volume : WORLD HISTORY AND IDEAS: A CROSS-CULTURAL VOLUME.

Context

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 20 August 2017.]

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