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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.

“Walk as on the borders of the invisible world.”
–Robert Hawker Poor Man's Morning and Evening Portions, July 17