anapestic


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(of a metric foot) characterized by two short syllables followed by a long one

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If there's a dud here, it's the long prose lines of "Maxim 2," which can't counteract how the earworms of his englyns, in thirty-eight pages of anapestic rhyming, have naturalized our hearing--I find it impossible to make the shift.
This is blank verse loosened by the substitution of a three-syllable foot for a two-syllable foot or an inversion of an iamb into a trochee or an equalization of an iamb into a spondee in every line and sometimes in enjambment (the anapestic "But I / Hate").
Lines are written in the anapestic meter (two unstressed syllables followed by one stressed syllable) or in the amphibrachic meter (one stressed syllable between unstressed syllables).
The first three lines are iambic trimeter in rhythm; the fourth line is bothersome: to retain the usual three-stress pattern, "I have borne" must be considered an anapestic substitution for an iamb, and an accent--even if a light accent--must fall on the last syllable of evilly.
116 notes that Swinburne's "light, swift anapestic verses" were especially congenial to the French poetic sensibility.
When we analyze the basic pattern or metre of a poem, we first decide upon the basic pattern (iambic, trochaic, anapestic or dactylic) and then divide it into FEET to give the type of line .
wrote ballads imitating the anapestic meter Lewis introduced in the
Leading class, a teacher pointed to a building and said that its windows were arranged in an anapestic rhythm--two small, one large--and I could see that she was right.
Their topics include risk assessment, anapestic breathing circuits, inadvertent awareness under anesthesia, obstetric anesthesia, mechanical ventilation of the patient, and accountability in perio-operative practice.
Basically, it's a six-line poem with an AABAAB rhyme scheme and a 2-2-3-2-2-3 anapestic rhythm.
CBS News fixture Charles Osgood, who narrates the story, delivers the classic Seussian anapestic tetrameter verse in avuncular style.
Seuss is the pen name for Massachusetts-born Theodor Seuss Geisel (1904-91) whose bestselling style of verse often used a distinctive meter called anapestic tetrameter.
Like the turnip-snedder, the harrow pin is "a true dead ringer//Out of a harder time," but the special-order the Irish poet Eoghan Rua O Suilleabhain placed with the smith Sramus MacGearailt for a spade--"The thing to have purchase and spring and be fit for the strain"--accords with the eighteenth-century standards for both anapestic verse and anvil mastery and gives the tool 'its own self-disclosing note, "the ring of it, sweet as a bell" (25).
lt;/pre> <p>Hejinian creates this voice primarily by using warring dictions and employing variations of anapestic rhythms, many of which are softened by the dactylic, and are set against a number of spondees, reinforcing the clash of the tender and tough-minded, the nostalgic and the analytical.