reversed foot

noun

Definition of 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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/reversed%20foot. Accessed 19 Jan. 2022.

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