may be of no consequence to anyone else but is invaluable to you because it's the only one you've got. Exactly the same is true of each individual deer, hare, rabbit, fox, fish, pheasant and butterfly.
—Brigid Brophy
A metrical foot of two syllables, one long (or stressed) and one short (or unstressed-the opposite of an iamb). Samuel Taylor Coleridge demonstrates the use of various kinds of metrical feet: "Trochee/ trips from/ long to/ short."