iambic


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iambic

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1. (in Greek literature) denoting a type of satirical verse written in iambs
2. a metrical foot, line, or stanza of verse consisting of iambs
3. a type of ancient Greek satirical verse written in iambs
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Still, there is a formal tour de force in "The Wind," written in iambic tetrameter quatrains with an abab rhyme scheme.
RUDEN'S TRANSLATION RECEIVED WIDESPREAD praise among reviewers, but her work has remained controversial among certain classicists; I once watched Ahl and a prominent classical scholar shout her down during a panel discussion when she defended her use of iambic pentameter.
(7) We thus have evidence in the intergeneric dialogue that I draw out of Epocies 8 and 12 for the existence of two-way influence between the poets of Roman iambic and elegiac erotic poetry, what Peter Heslin (2011, 60) has aptly called "an extended process in which each poet defined himself against the other[s]." Furthermore, Horace's poems articulate an iambic refusal to valorize these terms that generally characterized effeminacy or other failings of normative Roman masculinity in broader Roman discourses of gender and sexuality.
"Zoe Wanamaker, who has performed in dozens of the bard's plays, said 'I don't know really what iambic pentameter is.
Notice also his skillful use of rhythm in the repeating m sounds in "Moments separate from" and lovely iambic stress patterns of "and white geraniums."
It's as if the characters in Carry on up the Khyber periodically swapped their double entendres for Shakespearean iambic pentameters.
Which form of lyrical poem has fourteen iambic lines and was often used by Shakespeare for his love poems?
Indeed, such was its screwball charm that we forgave even the loopier later episodes where lengthy fantasy sequences saw the actors start performing song and dance numbers while spouting Shakespearean dialogue in iambic pentameter.
Ranjit Bhatnagar's algorithm scans millions of Twitter postings to find rhyming couplets in Shakespearean-style iambic pentameter and turn them into sonnets.
With just a marker and some creativity, you can transform today's front page into iambic pentameter, a haiku, and possibly even a limerick.
Nicholas Strauss QC, sitting as deputy High Court judge, said the temporary order would prevent Iambic Media from "exploiting film and sound recordings" of The Michael Jackson Forever Tribute Concert, held at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff in October 2011.
Horace's iambic criticism; casting blame (iambike poiesis).