IAMBIC METRE: DR. HARESHWAR ROY


QUESTION: What do you mean by Iambic Metre? 
ANSWER: The Iambic metre is a foot of verse. It consists of an unstressed syllable followed by a stressed one. This pattern is called iambic. The number of iambic feet in an iambic line may vary from two to seven.
Example: [1] The griz/zly Bear/ is huge/ and wild;
                       He has devoured the infant child.
                       The infant child is not aware
                       It has been eaten by the bear. [ A. E. Housman; Infant                                     Innocence]

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