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Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.

Iambics

Iambics, verses in which the normal form of each foot is an iambus, i.e. a short syllable followed by a long one. They are said to have been invented by the Greek poet Archilochus (q.v.). Substituting stress for quantity, English blank verse consists of iambic lines, each containing five feet.

“Two things are necessary to the life of pure faith. The first is, that we behold God alone, under all the imperfect coverings that conceal him; the second is, constantly to have our souls kept in a state of dependence.”
Fenelon