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iamb in Literature topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishiambi‧amb /ˈaɪæm $ ˈaɪæm, ˈaɪæmb/ (also iambus /aɪˈæmbəs/) noun [countable] technical  ALa unit of rhythm in poetry, that has one short or weak beat followed by a long or strong beat, as in the wordaliveiambic /aɪˈæmbɪk/ adjective