Up to Snuff #60: Trochee

 

Up To Snuff #60:  Trochee

By, Afua Serwah Osei-Bonsu

 

Trochee

“A metrical foot of two syllables of which the first is long, the second short.”

 

The Consolidated Webster Multi-Pictured Encyclopedia Dictionary

 

Trochee

Trochaios  running, run

Akin greek wheel

A metrical foot consisting of one long syllable followed by one short syllable  (as in apple)

 

Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary

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