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  • n. Plural form of iambic.

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Examples

  • Although Labíd and Antar composed in iambics, the first Kásídah or regular poem in Rajaz was by

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Cholmeley, the awful being of whose classic taste in Greek iambics I once stood in awe, sang with great feeling a fragment of lyric literature of which the following was, as far as I remember, the refrain:

    Gilbert Keith Chesterton

  • Phaedrus, a slave by birth or by subsequent misfortunes, and admitted by Augustus to the honors of a freedman, imitated many of these fables in Latin iambics about the commencement of the Christian era.

    Fables

  • It is something to know how the vast majority of the human race still live and move and have their being, and to feel that after all their mode of life, though lacking in Greek iambics, wallpapers, and the _Saturday

    Science in Arcady

  • The iambics of "O listen! for the vale profound is" pulse in "I often catch my self repeating."

    Sounding Romantic: The Sound of Sound

  • Not only (says Brian) are the various traditions associated with various metres in Russian (e.g. tetrameter means Pushkin) much stronger in twentieth-century poetry than the analogoues traditions in English, but the language itself tends to fall into metrical patterns, the way English, in most of its dialects, falls into iambics, but far more so.

    chuvash neofuturism, or, blogging the msa, part 3 : Stephen Burt : Harriet the Blog : The Poetry Foundation

  • Note the difference between (a) descriptions and examples of dipodic metre as a particular kind of metre – one that goes with, or can also be scanned as, long and rapid iambics – and (b) claims that English or English-language verse or metre is always “really” dipodic (rather than being always “really” iambic, as Frost thought, or always “really” nothing in particular, with metrical bases that may vary completely among possible groupings of poems).

    Dipodic Verse : A.E. Stallings : Harriet the Blog : The Poetry Foundation

  • Laertius 'statement (A1) that Xenophanes “wrote in epic meter, also elegiacs, and iambics” is confirmed by extant poems in hexameters and elegiac meter, with one couplet (B14) a combination of hexameter and iambic trimeter.

    Xenophanes

  • Hipponax, a satirical poet, so vilified and lashed two painters in his iambics, ut ambo laqueo se suffocarent, [2379] Pliny saith, both hanged themselves.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • To illustrate my meaning I will instance the poems written in pure iambics, the Phaselus ille and

    Poems and Fragments

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