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a section of a line of poetry that consists of one syllable (=part of a word) that you emphasize when speaking followed by two syllables that you do not emphasize. An example of this is the word ‘pleasantly’.
literature a section of a line of poetry that consists of one syllable (=part of a word) that you emphasize when speaking and one or more syllables that you do not emphasize
two lines of poetry that rhyme and use iambic pentameter
a line of poetry that has six metrical feet
a unit of rhythm in poetry, consisting of one short or weak beat followed by one long or strong beat, for example in the word ‘mistake’
a set of two syllables in poetry in which you emphasize the first one when you read it, but not the second