Foot =  The smallest possible metrical component, which always contains one beat. Indeed, the sole purpose of foot division is to highlight the beat placements. Iamb = A metrical unit, or foot, comprised of an unstressed non-beat syllable followed by a stressed beat syllable: di-dum Pentameter = Verse written in lines comprised of five feet (‘penta-‘ means five); so iambic… Continue reading Glossary