Poetry Meter Terms

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Last updated: December 5, 2019

Iambic
Unstressed Stressed

Trochaic
Stressed Unstressed

Anapest
Unstressed, Unstressed, Stressed

Dactylic
Stressed Unstressed Unstressed

Catalectic Foot
an incomplete foot of poetry

Monometer
one foot

Dimeter
two feet

Trimeter
three feet

Tetrameter
four feet

Pentameter
five feet

Hexameter
six feet

Heptameter
seven feet

Octameter
eight feet

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