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Usage examples for iambs

  1. 46. This verse, consisting, when entirely regular, of twelve syllables in six iambs is the Alexandrine; said to have been so named because it was " first used in a poem called Alexander." – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  2. There would have been no more meaning in Poe's verse, if there had been less melody, if the poet had less devotedly studied the " book of iambs and pentameters." – Inquiries and Opinions by Brander Matthews
  3. Can trochees and iambs occur together in the same line without either obscuring or actually destroying the rhythm? – The Principles of English Versification by Paull Franklin Baum
  4. 109. These quantities are the same as those by which the whole piece is made to consist of iambs and amphimacs. – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  5. They are composed of iambs and anapests. – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  6. But such was the admirable discipline of the infernal forces, that, though lions to their enemies, they were Iambs to their friends; and on the present occasion their colonel was carried in a cradle. – The Infernal Marriage by Benjamin Disraeli
  7. The first line and the latter part of the second are easily divisible into iambs but how shall Getting and spend- be divided? – The Principles of English Versification by Paull Franklin Baum
  8. But either division will give many iambs – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown