TROCHAIC METRE IN POETRY

 

Trochaic an adjective of trochee is a metrical foot composed of two syllables; stressed followed by an unstressed syllable. This rhythmic unit is used to make up the lines of poetry. ... Etymologically, trochee is derived from a Greek word, “trokhaios” which means 'to run. It is the opposite of iambic metre.

 

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SLEEPING THROUGH THE STORM

(Trochaic Metre)

By Josie Whitehead

Sleeping Through the Storm

Candle flutters - mother mutters;

Rain then patters - raindrops scatter;

   Thunder rumbles - raindrops tumble;

   Chimney’s shaking  -  baby’s waking.

 

Wild wind shrieking - gutters creaking;

Baby’s howling - old dog’s growling;

   Thunder clashing - lightning flashing;

   Rain starts pouring  - - -

 

   B u t . . . Father’s   s n o r i n g !

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