Difference between revisions of "Anapestic"

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An anapestic tetrameter is a particular rhythm in poetry that occurs when there are two unstressed syllables followed by a stressed syllable. Clement Clark Moore's "The Night Before Christmas" is an excellent example of this pattern:
 
An anapestic tetrameter is a particular rhythm in poetry that occurs when there are two unstressed syllables followed by a stressed syllable. Clement Clark Moore's "The Night Before Christmas" is an excellent example of this pattern:
 
 
{{cquote|'Twas the '''night''' before '''Christ'''mas and '''all''' through the '''house''' <br> Not a '''crea'''ture was '''stir'''ring not '''ev'''en a '''mouse'''...}}
 
{{cquote|'Twas the '''night''' before '''Christ'''mas and '''all''' through the '''house''' <br> Not a '''crea'''ture was '''stir'''ring not '''ev'''en a '''mouse'''...}}
  

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An anapestic tetrameter is a particular rhythm in poetry that occurs when there are two unstressed syllables followed by a stressed syllable. Clement Clark Moore's "The Night Before Christmas" is an excellent example of this pattern:

'Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house
Not a creature was stirring not even a mouse...

An anapestic tetrameter is a type of metrical foot.