What is pyrrhic definition and meaning?

What does pyrrhic mean? Pyrrhic is a foot of two short syllables. In the syllabic-tonic system pyrrhic is conventionally called the replacement of iamb or trochee with two unstressed syllables.

How to define pyrrhic?

It’s easy to define pyrrhic. Firstly, you should define the main foot, and then you will find where this foot “breaks” in some way. When you see 2 unstressed syllables standing together and if they do not fit the main foot, be sure that this is a pyrrhic.

Pyrrhic examples

To a green thought in a green shade.

The Garden by Andrew Marvell

My way is to begin with the beginning.

Don Juan by Lord Byron

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