• What is trochee?

    Daria Kirillova
    Daria Kirillova
    March 22, 2013
    What is trochee?

    The Russian versification uses several poetic sizes, and the trochee is one of them. What is trochee? A trochee is a two-syllable poetic size. It is characterized by the stressed first syllable. It is worth noting that VK Trediakovsky was the first who singled out trochee as a poetic size.

    A trochee can be of different sizes, but the most common and most commonly used are, perhaps, four-stop trochee, five-stop and six-stop trochee. An example of a four-way trochee can serve as a poem by A. Fet "I came to you with greetings ...". The poem by M. Yu. Lermontov "I go out alone on the road" demonstrates an example of the use of five-prong chorea. An example of a six-faced trochee is a poem by I. S. Turgenev "A velvet caftan was removed from the shoulders of the mighty." A distinctive feature of the poetic size, such as trochee, is melodiousness, smoothness, melody. Poets used this poetic size to give their work lightness, romance. By the way, the word "trochee" itself has Greek roots.In Greek, there is such a verb: χορευω - "to dance", and many poems that were written in a trochee were later translated to music.


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