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.
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.
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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