Definition of Anapestic:
with rhythm and beauty; related to poetic composition
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Sentence/Example of Anapestic:
Virgilius Mars wrote in hexameters; Horatius Flaccus in alcaic, sapphic, and anapestic verse.
In like manner we have anapestic lines of all lengths from monometer to hexameter.
Anapestic verse consists of a regular recurrence of two unstressed syllables preceding a stressed syllable, — — /.
There is evident a tendency toward the rising verse and the anapestic foot.
Here we have a hexameter which is neither iambic nor anapestic, but a combination of the two rhythms.
Often it seems to an English reader to have an anapestic effect, and to be best described as anapestic tetrameter.
A poetic foot of three syllables which bears the accent on the third syllable is called an anapestic foot.
His viking code, with its swift anapestic rhythm, has a breezy melody which sings in the ear.
Again we find, especially in dactyllic and anapestic lines, a trochee or spondee thrown in to vary the movement.
Technically the poem is anapestic tetrameter much varied by the introduction of iambic feet.