Bewilderment , USA
I believe what "Deer " meant by "Iambic is not necessary" is shown by the example he picked. 1st line, iambic ( da Dum da Dum etc ) 2nd line, definately not iambic, 3rd line, iambic, 4th line, definately not iambic, and so on.
Your sarcasm is understandable, but I'm guessing it's just been an oversight on Balladeers' part. With the exception of Nan, he's about the only one here with the skills to give meaningful critique to poetry on your level unless maybe Pete were to drop in.
I'll take a stab at this one. the "volta" in poetry refers to a turning point or "pivot". The "pivit" Balladeer refers to
is the result of eye fatigue or fat fingers
on the keyboard.
I see while I was composing this Balladeer
beat me to the post. Oh well, Michael, Marc has posted under some other topic here in the shop, and apparently you missed it, hence his question.