Feet and Meter
Definition: a stressed and unstressed syllabic pattern in a verse (or within lines of a poem). Stressed syllables tend to be longer and unstressed shorter, giving poetry a rhthmical and melodious sound.
The study of different types of versification and meters is known as "prosody"
Key: stressed = /
unstressed = x
Meters with two-syllable feet:
Iambic (x /): That time of year thou mayst in me behold
Trochaic (/ x): Tell me not in mournful numbers
Spondaic (/ /): Break, break, break/ On thy cold gray stones, O Sea!
Meters with three-syllable feet:
Anapestic (x x /): And the sound of a voice that is still
Dactyic (/ x x): This is the for…