Learn about the Metrical Foot: Trochee

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Poetry Bug: Can you think of any words that are trochees?

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Robert Pottle: Trochaic tetrameter is a meter in poetry. Here are a few lines written in trochaic tetrameter:

Double, double toil and trouble, Shakespeare

Tyger Tyger burning bright, William Blake

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