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.
SLEEPING THROUGH THE STORM
By Josie Whitehead
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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