types of feet (poetry)

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Last updated: December 7, 2019
stressed
emphasized syllable “/”

unstressed
deemphasized syllable “U”

foot
unit of syllables

iambic
U/

trochaic
/U

spondaic
//

pyrrhic
UU

anapest
UU/

dactylic
/UU

monometer
1 foot

dimeter
2 feet

trimeter
3 feet

tetrameter
4 feet

pentameter
5 feet

hexameter
6 feet

heptameter
7 feet

octameter
8 feet

nanometer
9 feet

mixed meter
-no meter-rhyme scheme

free verse
-no meter-no rhyme scheme

blank verse
-meter-no rhyme scheme

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