Anapestic Meter: Definition and Poetry Examples


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Which of the following patterns describe anapests?

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1. Scan the following lines of poetry. Which one is anapestic?

2. Which of the following three syllable words is anapestic? Remember, in the anapest the last syllable is the loudest.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will help you assess your understanding of anapestic meter in poetry. To pass the quiz, you will need to be able to define anapestic meter and identify it in provided examples.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessment tools will test you on the following:

  • The pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables that makes up anapest
  • Recognizing anapestic lines and phrases
  • Definition of anapest
  • Poems that use anapestic meter

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on anapestic meter
  • Making connections - understand the concept of anapest in poetry
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the use of anapest in famous poems
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about anapestic meter

Additional Learning

To learn more about this poetic device, review the corresponding lesson on Anapestic Meter. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define anapest
  • Understand key concepts such as metrical foot and stressed syllable
  • Review examples of anapest in poetry