A recurring pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables in lines of a set length.
Adherence and deviation from standard meter. A poem’s musicality.
Usually made up of two syllables and sometimes three.
A foot made up of an unstressed syllable followed by a stressed syllable.
A foot made up of a stressed syllable followed by an unstressed syllable.
A foot made up of two stressed syllables.
A foot made up of two unstressed syllables followed by a stressed syllable.
A foot made up of a stressed syllable followed by two unstressed syllables.
A foot made up of two unstressed syllables.
An incomplete foot at the end of a line.
A complete foot at the end of a line.