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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But in Tennyson's hendecasyllables, as in the Latin meter, the choriambic position conspicuously and eccentrically spans the second and third "feet.
One strophe and antistrophe provide the sole examples in the play of a decidedly choriambic meter; a few lines show the pattern (the second and fifth lines are in a distinct meter):
Yet because the choriambic sections of the translation's first parodos do not technically diverge from an iambic scheme, and instead take their cue from the Greek, they become anti-iambic for a very different reason than Patmore or Symonds consider.
What makes these lines "Greek" is not merely the choriambic element intruding on iambic meters but the surprising infusion of the native, scanable English pattern where there was only an abstract Greek pattern.
The inverted stress contours and caesura placement here repeatedly recall the choriambic sections of the chorus, yet remain perfectly metrical examples of blank verse.