One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘Common metrical patterns in both poetry and music are iambic, trochaic, dactylic, amphibrachic, anapaestic, spondaic, and tribrachic.’
- ‘The violin line is based on the tribrachic mode (short - short - short).’
- ‘These polyphonists enjoyed a somewhat codified rhythmic system: six patterns roughly aligned with the poetic patterns known as trochaic, iambic, dactylic, anapestic, spondaic, and tribrachic.’
- ‘Sometimes, a dreadful thought comes over me that I may have been guilty of the immoral effeminacy of using trochaic and tribrachic movements.’
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