English

Question

What is an iambic foot?
A.a poetic foot made up of an unstressed syllable followed by a stressed syllable
B.a poetic foot made up of a stressed syllable followed by an unstressed syllable
C.a poetic foot made up of two stressed syllables followed by an unstressed syllable
D.a poetic foot made up of two unstressed syllables followed by a stressed syllable

1 Answer

  • Answer: A. a poetic foot made up of an unstressed syllable followed by a stressed syllable.

    Explanation: In poetry, an iamb is a foot or beat consisting of an unstressed syllable followed by a stressed syllable, or a short syllable followed by a long syllable, iambic foots were used in traditional traditional English poetry and verse drama. So, according to this information, the correct answer is the definition given by option A:  a poetic foot made up of an unstressed syllable followed by a stressed syllable.

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