At last we are free from the tyranny of the iambic, and have variety beyond the comparative freedom of the trochee.
"The Flourishing of Romance and the Rise of Allegory" by George Saintsbury
His most fervent admirers were, perhaps, poor judges of Greek iambics.
"Despair's Last Journey" by David Christie Murray
They want something besides revolutionary iambics now.
"Erik Dorn" by Ben Hecht
All the rest, except iambic, are become insufferable to me.
"The Life of Friedrich Schiller" by Thomas Carlyle
Iambic words may become pyrrhics, on account of the stress accent on the first syllable.
"The Student's Companion to Latin Authors" by George Middleton
Legal Iambics in Prose, 525.
"Notes and Queries, Index of Volume 5, January-June, 1852" by Various
The trimeter iambic is a foot longer than our heroic measure.
"Blackwoods Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 59, No. 366, April, 1846" by Various
The average quatrain is in iambic pentameter with alternate lines rhyming.
"Rhymes and Meters" by Horatio Winslow
Because of his iambics, he has a niche in the hearts of the polite.
"Historia Amoris: A History of Love, Ancient and Modern" by Edgar Saltus
The recitation of these iambics may already have nearly approached to theatrical declamation.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 6" by Various
So from the fence where home should lie
In flight above are found to hover
Seas unexpected as a sigh.
So first iambics they discover.
"So they begin. With two years gone..." by Boris Pasternak
A god, Maecenas! yea, a god hath proved the very curse of me!
If my iambics are not done, pray, do not think the worse of me;
Anacreon for young Bathyllus burned without apology,
And wept his simple measures on a sample of conchology.
"A Tardy Apology" by Roswell Martin Field
Williams is one of the principle architects of the American Voice in poetry that would establish OUR voice as distinct from the traditional iambic pentameter of Shakespearean English.
The sonnet, derived from the Occitan word sonnet and the Italian word sonetto, meaning "little poems ", consists of 14 lines, each containing ten syllables written in iambic pentameter.
T hey are young, they are angry, they speak in iambic pentameter and they have just begun a revolution.
Hip-hop rhymes and similes replace iambic pentameter in this Shakespeare 'ad-rap-tation'.