Choriambus


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Choriambus

 

in Russian syllabotonic versification, a combination of two iambic feet, with the first foot lacking a conventional stress but having another stress, generally placed on a monosyllabic word. An example is “Zhízn’—bez nachála i kontsa” (“Life is without beginning and without end,” A. A. Blok).

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