Foot =  The smallest possible metrical component, which always contains one beat. 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 pentameter is written in lines of five iambs:- di-dum, di-dum, di-dum,… Continue reading Glossary