reversed foot


: a foot in which the prevailing cadence of a metrical series or of an adjacent foot is reversed or inverted by exchanging the positions of stressed and unstressed or long and short elements
a trochee in an iambic series is a reversed foot
compare inversion

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“Reversed foot.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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