And it's a beat and rhythm that as long as we're above ground - is working very well.
Soothing to know.
In poetry it's very similar to an Iambic Pentameter (other verse forms are available...).
Tech notes - (more to help me get a grasp - to my surprise I've recently been nibbled by the poetry bug).
Iamb - is a metrical foot of poetry consisting of two syllables - an unstressed syllable followed by a stressed syllable (like Da Dum).
Pentameter - a line of verse with five (Penta) metrical feet.
So, 10 syllables on the line (although it doesn't have to be restricted to 10).
It's said to be the foundation of much of the most read Poetry (Chaucer to Milton, Wordsworth, Tennyson, T. S. Eliot, and so many more...)
Robert Frost's poems were mainly written in this style.
"The Road Not Taken" is one of the best examples.
Now, regardless of the content - which is always subjective.
You'll notice that an Iambic Pentameter poem has a beautiful flow - as in Mr Frost's lines -
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;
See what I mean?
So, have any of us concentrated on the stress of the syllables when we write copy.
Can't say I really have.
But do you agree - it's worth giving it some thought?