What is the iamb for "Taste the Rainbow"? Is it iambic dimeter? Do you have any famous funny quotes in any type of iambic?



Iamb means a weak beat followed by a strong beat. duhDUH. In “Taste the Rainbow” the strong beats are like this: TAstetheRAIN bow. Right? DUHduhDUHduh. And an iamb is ‘duhDUH’. So the iamb is “the RAIN”. No it’s not iambic dimeter, which means two units of iambs, like this “duh DUH duh DUH.” It’s the other way around: “TAYste theRAIN bow” - a strong beat followed by a weak beat, times two. DUHduh DUHduh. A weak beat followed by a strong is called an iamb. “From FAIRest CREAtures WE deSIRE inCREASE” A strong beat followed by a weak is called a trochee (“tro-key”) “ON the MOUntains AND the PRAIrie” Longfellow’s Hiawatha “Taste the Rainbow” is trochaic dimeter: two units of DUHduh. Famous funny quote in iambic: “The rain it raineth on the just And also on the unjust fella But mainly on the just because The unjust steals the just’s umbrella.”


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