Poetry Kaleidoscope: Guide to Poetry

Pyrrhic

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A pyrrhic is a metrical foot used in formal poetry. It consists of two short syllables. It is also known as a dibrach.

Pyrrhics are never used to construct a whole, serious poem.


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