|oh, this is good. sorry for the late response, Hugh.|
how is meter different from beat?
and how about when we really discuss with our examples in the comments section? Can a few of the poets comfy with meter help us?
Hugh, how do we learn which is the stressed syl?
|I want more meter, more kilometer, more hectameter, more decameter, and more|
|*tossing Ozymandias a coin for his parking meter*|
|I'd also like to give special kudos to wordsmithwannabe for his excellent Demeter joke, which no one seems to have commented on.|
Australian Aboriginal languages have given rise to a few anapests like kangaroo and place-names like Bungaree and Orroroo.
It would be interesting to try to write a poem based on anapestic rhymes:
There's many a handsome kangaroo
'Round Bungaree and Orroroo....
but it would take quite a bit of talent to go on like that for any length!
I'd like to note that Dr. Seuss used anapestic meter frequently:
I know it is wet
And the sun is not sunny.
But we can have
Lots of good fun that is funny!
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