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a metrical unit with unstressed-unstressed-stressed syllables

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The metre moves in rapid anapaests through the detail of the horses' manes to the 'jolt' of electricity.
There are four stress-peaks to a line separated by an irregular mixture of iambics and anapaests.
In the beginning of The Persians, the meter increases in tempo and intricacy within the first choral song from marching anapaests, a kind of deliberate and slow-paced recitative, ("of the Persians who've gone" v v - v v -),(17) through more melodic ionic meters, ("Persian city now is destroyed" v v - -v v - -)), to faster-moving trochaics ("blackened robe of mine" - v -v -).
When the meter changes from this recitative to more lyric anapaests, Xerxes in his grief assumes responsibility for his actions.
19) He finds weak only the metrics of the poem, which he called "false and inadmissible" anapaests in 1845 and "false dactyls" in September 1846.