Types of Poetic Feet and Meters

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Last updated: November 29, 2019

anapest
a poetic foot with 3 syllables 2 unstressed 1 stressed

dactyl
a poetic foot with 3 syllables 1 stressed 2 unstressed

dimeter
2 poetic feet in a line of poetry

heptameter
7 poetic feet in a line of poetry

hexameter
6 poetic feet in a line of poetry

iamb
a poetic foot with 2 syllables 1 unstressed 1 stressed

monometer
1 poetic foot in a line of poetry

pentameter
5 poetic feet in a line of poetry

octameter
8 poetic feet in a line of poetry

pyrrhic
a poetic foot with 2 syllables 2 unstressed

spondee
a poetic foot with 2 syllables 2 stressed

tetrameter
4 poetic feet in a line of poetry

trimeter
3 poetic feet in a line of poetry

trochee
a poetic foot with 2 syllables 1 stressed 1 unstressed

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