anapestic

ADJECTIVE
  1. (of a metric foot) characterized by two short syllables followed by a long one
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How To Use anapestic In A Sentence

  • And after holding a sonorous B-major chord, the orchestra sets off on the most famous use of galloping anapestic meter in classical music. The Splendid Start to a Farewell to Opera
  • _̷ ◡ ◡ _̷ ◡ _̷ ◡ _̷ ◡ _̷ that is, 5-stress trochaic, with dactylic substitution in the first foot and truncation or catalexis of the last foot in the second and fourth lines; or perhaps iambic, with anapestic substitution in the second foot and a feminine ending in the first and third lines. The Principles of English Versification
  • (e) _The fifth measure_ -- called anapestic measure -- is made up of two short or unemphatic followed by a long or emphatic syllable. '' ' Writing for Vaudeville
  • Because the fact is, when we read "The Cat in the Hat," we are not thinking anapestic dimeter, we are not marveling at the ease with which Seuss manipulates this first-grade vocabulary list. The Cat (And Hat) That Came To Stay
  • Wordsworth experimented with an anapestic ballad stanza of alternating tetrameter and trimeter in the 1798 Captivation and Liberty in Wordsworth's Poems on Music
  • Wordsworth, rather, hurries us onward in anapestic strides, imaging successive auditors (the apprentice, the newsman, the lamplighter, et al.), and ending with "pursue! Captivation and Liberty in Wordsworth's Poems on Music
  • ‘The Beautiful Changes’ consists of three six-line stanzas in loose iambics with an anapestic lilt.
  • That verse wherein the accent falls on every third syllable, may be called trisyllabic verse; it is equivalent to what has been called anapestic; and we will still use the term anapest to express two unaccented and one accented syllable. Miscellany
  • ‘The Beautiful Changes’ consists of three six-line stanzas in loose iambics with an anapestic lilt.
  • In like manner we have anapestic lines of all lengths from monometer to hexameter. Elementary Guide to Literary Criticism
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