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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A metrical unit with unstressed-unstressed-stressed syllables.

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  • 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...
  • The emphasis of the rhyme, coming as it does after the rushing anapest, is to settle the word ‘knew’ much deeper in the voice than the word ‘yew.’
  • With a polished iamb, trochee, dactyl, amphibrach and anapest.
  • "anapest" comes from a Greek verb which means "strike back"; an anapest is a reversed dactyl. for more
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