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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.

“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.”
Hebrews 12:1