Difference between revisions of "Anapestic"

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{{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'''...}}
  
An anapestic tetrameter is a type of metrical foot.
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An anapestic tetrameter is a type of [[metrical foot]].
  
 
[[Category:Literary Devices]]
 
[[Category:Literary Devices]]

Latest revision as of 16:30, 6 May 2009

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...
dit dit dah

An anapestic tetrameter is a type of metrical foot.