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  Canadian Federation of Poets Lesson
A limerick is a 5 line poem, composed of an iamb and an anapest, and is often of a whimsical nature.
Anapest - is a 3 syllable sequence, in which the first 2 syllables are unstressed, and the third syllable is stressed.
Dactyl - opposite of anapest, it is a 3 syllable sequence, in which the first syllable is stressed, and the last 2 are unstressed.
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 OEDILF - Word Search
Anapest should correctly be pronounced (AN-a-pest), but that is a dactyl pattern (strong-weak-weak).
This limerick is adapted from anapestic by PGS.
Both limericks take their inspiration from a German limerick by Lucas Gruen, which is reproduced by permission in the author's note for anapestic.
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Anapest will let me. Anyhow, yur sharesman or no, I sticks and stays." The old fox saw he was beaten, and he liked the fight in the boy: after all, he was a Jung, though a beggarly one.
Anapest, her thick fl dress girt in at the waist with a man's belt, was bustling about the stove.
Anapest knew that Uriah was trying to break with labour this boy who of necessity fed himself badly, and she was moved to supply David with good food once in a while, not only because of the goodness of her heart, but because she wished to circumvent the old tyrant.
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 anapest --  Encyclopædia Britannica
First found in early Spartan marching songs, anapestic metres were widely used in Greek and Latin dramatic verse, especially for the entrance and exit of the chorus.
Lines composed primarily of anapestic feet, often with an additional unstressed syllable at the end of...
It has been shown that the metre of “Vertue” is determined by a pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables arranged into feet and that a precise number of feet determines the measure of the line.
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 Anapaest - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
An anapaest or anapest is a metrical foot used in formal poetry.
He intersperses anapests and iambs, using six-foot lines (rather than four feet as above).
Since the anapaest is already a long foot, this makes for very long lines.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Anapest   (399 words)

 Anapest -> Upcoming 3-piece band   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Anapest is looking forward to rocking out the lockdown next year.
Anapest was there on Christmas night and had a rockin' good time.
Anapest was invited back to The Rock for yet another show, indeed...
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 meter2   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Thus although anapest was not unknown in Blake's time, the few serious poems in t his meter never exceed prettiness, and tend to lapse into singsong.
.' for anapest is well suited to a cheerful, rapid run, in waltz or polka time.
The poems in anapest resemble music, and carry the reader along more by the swing and sway of rhythm than by any rational content.
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 Wordcarvers: Anapest, Dactyl
Anapests and dactyls are more commonly associated with light verse than serious themes, because of the bounciness of the dadaDUMdadaDUMdadaDUM.
Anapests are easier than dactyls for a simple reason: the "base meter"; of spoken English is iambic, and the anapest is an "extended iamb";.
Anapests, on the other hand, are in-your-face metrics: they can't be missed.
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 Meter and Foot
Anapests have often been used by narrative poets, such as Tennyson, but take care: it's difficult enterprise to avoid a fall into sing-song silliness.
Anapests are most often used as foot substitutions in iambic lines.
From the quantity of verse employing it, it's clear that the most common and pleasing poetic foot to an English-hearing ear is the iamb, and that the most common variation in iambic lines is the trochee.
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Anapest and dactl are considered variations of iambic meter.
Anapest meter is quicker and lighter than iambic.
Frost remarked over and over, "There are only two meters in English, strict and loose iambic." (He was speaking of iambic (strict) and the anapest and dactyl triplet variations (loose).
www.frostfriends.org /meter.html   (976 words)

 Winter (Anapest Triolet) - www.ezboard.com
An Anapest is a three-syllable foot with the third syllable emphasized.
A triolet has the rhyme scheme: A B a A a b A B, every line should be the same metrical length, with line 1 repeating as line 4 and 7, and line 2 repeating as line 8.
I'm assuming the difference is explained in your sentence, "An Anapest is a three-syllable foot with the third syllable emphasized."
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 Connections: Poetry: Terms: Feet (3)
An anapest has two unstressed syllables followed by a stressed one.
Dactyls and anapests are the most common three-syllable feet and the ones that work best as the basis of poetry in English.
Having more unstressed syllables gives anapestic or dactylic verse the sense of a faster pace than poetry made of two-syllable feet.
www.math.grin.edu /~simpsone/Connections/Poetry/Terms/feet3.html   (107 words)

 Limerick Discussion Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The beat must be anapestic (weak, weak, strong) with three feet in lines 1, 2, and 5 and 2 feet in lines 3 and 4.
Since anapest has fewer strong beats than iambic, the criteria for strong beats tends to be more stringent.
Another important modification of the anapest rhythm is that one can get away with using amphimacers, which are feet of the form SwS, in place of the supposed wwS.
www.sfu.ca /~finley/discussion.html   (3085 words)

 On "Unfortunate Coincidence"
The pattern of heavy stresses, however, is more irregular and, in some cases, depends on how the reader hears and defines the metrical feet in a given line.
If we read line 3 ("And he vows his passion is") as opening with an anapest, a move anticipated by the opening anapest in line 1 ("By the time you swear you're his,"), there are three heavy stresses in the line.
Due to their quickness, anapests and dactyls often occur in light verse, the poetic type under which much of Parker's work is categorized.
www.english.uiuc.edu /Maps/poets/m_r/parker/coincidence.htm   (700 words)

 Haverford School 6th Grade English
The most common feet are the iamb, the trochee, the anapest, and the dactyl.
Anapest - a rising foot like the iamb, with two unaccented or unstressed syllables followed by a stressed syllable.
An iamb can be substituted for an anapest in the first foot of any line.
www.dmturner.org /English/Poetry/elements.htm   (1503 words)

 Cynthia Schmid
The anapest is a foreshadow of the tumult to come.
The fourth line breaks up even farther with an anapest at the beginning, but the fifth line recovers the rhythm.
The second stanza attempts to regain a pattern using alternating anapests and iambs such as in line 6: Come to the/window//sweet is the/night air!, but the pattern disappears in line 7 only to reappear in line 8.
www.engl.duq.edu /servus/FirstClass/Schmid102c.html   (1535 words)

 Poems at the Poetry Free-for-all - Three-Syllable Feet
"to the lake" is an anapest: / to the LAKE /
Anapestic meters are rather difficult to sustain in English; for that reason, one will
The sixth foot is a trochee, which is the foot commonly substituted for the dactyl,
www.everypoet.org /pffa/archive/index.php/t-10114.html   (1089 words)

 Poetry Terms (Lesson Plan)
The anapest is the reverse of the dactyl.
An anapest has three syllables, two unstressed followed by one stressed.
A light, humorous poem of five usually anapestic lines with the rhyme scheme of aabba.
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 ROCKBOUND   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The old fox saw he was beaten, and he liked the fight in the boy: after all, he was a Jung, though a beggarly one.
Anapest looked the vagrant over, her quick dark eyes taking in torn shirt, frayed trousers, and bare feet.
Then, tucking one of Anapest's great loaves under his arm, he went back to his own house, and in the darkness built up a fire of driftwood in the rusty stove and sat down before it to plan and dream.
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 Meter   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
An anapest is two unstressed syllables follow by a stressed syllable.
Thus iambic pentameter means the standard ten-syllable line is constructed out of five iambs (this is the standard English form); trochaic hexameter is a twelve-syllable basic line made up of six trochees; and anapestic tetrameter is another twelve-syllable line but constructed out of four anapests.
To determine the meter of a poem, one scans it, which means marking where the stressed and unstressed syllables fall.
academics.keene.edu /khodges1/Meter.htm   (866 words)

 Raymond Succre. Isamy Camreon
Decide the rhythms you would like to use (We picked V as 3, so there will be 3 rhythms), and divide the syllable amount of each rhythm's base foot- ‘F’ (this is either 2 (disyllabic) or 3 (trisyllabic)) into S to get the meter (M).
B1 and B2, from the second stanza rhymes play and portray.) The anapestic rhythm is made of two unaccents followed by an accented syllable, and looks thus: O//.
The first is Iambic Hexameter, the second is Anapestic Tetrameter, though both have the exact same number of syllables: Twelve, as it is the nearest number whose multiples include both four and six, the two meters used in the fugue.
www.kunstderfuge.com /theory/succre.htm   (5601 words)

 Poems at the Poetry Free-for-all - The Love's Wake
anapest / pyrrhic / trochee / anapest / iamb
anapest / iamb / pyrrhic / iamb / iamb
Minor substitutions of anapests or trochaic starts don't really disturb the rhythm once it's set up.
www.everypoet.org /pffa/showthread.php?t=26573   (3100 words)

 Lynch, Literary Terms — Anapest   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
An anapest (or anapaest) comprises two unstressed syllables and one stressed one: for example, "unabridged," "intercede," "on the loose."
Because an anapest has three syllables per foot, it's called a triple meter.
Three question marks mean I have to write more on the subject.
newark.rutgers.edu /~jlynch/Terms/anapest.html   (55 words)

 FanFiction.Net : Dictionary & Thesaurus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
3 definitions found From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 : Anapest \An"a*pest\, n.
an anapest, i.e., a dactyl reserved, or, as it were, struck back; fr.
In Latin d[e^]-[i^]-t[=a]s, and in English in-ter-vene[bprime], are examples of anapests.
www.fanfiction.net /dictionary.php?word=anapest   (75 words)

 Sonnet 10 - www.ezboard.com
iamb, anapest, anapest, iamb; only 4 feet, half of them three syllables instead of two.
I think you probably were placing a stress on “my” and “when” to get iambic pentameter, but this not only places stress on relatively unimportant words, but requires either a series of stresses in row, making the line spondaic, or not stressing the important words “voice,” and “speak.”
This line also scans easily into the iamb, anapest, anapest, iamb rhythm of the first.
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 MSN Encarta - Dictionary - anapest
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The word "unconcerned" and the phrase "up the hill" are anapests.
Via Latin < Greek anapaistos "struck backward" (from its being a reversed dactyl), past participle of anapaiein < paiein "strike"]
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 Work in Progress : Limericks   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
As I've implied above, limericks are anapestic by nature; that is, they consist of groups of three syllables, with the emphasis being on the last one in each case.
Basically, internal feet must be anapestic, while the first syllable can be iambic and the last one can be either anapestic or anapestic with a trailing, non-stressed syllable.
You might consider the overlap between lines to be anapestic, but that's up to you.
robertelliott.org /humour/limericks/howto.html   (407 words)

 Chapter Analepsis <i>to</i> Anastomotic of A by Webster's Dictionary (1913 Edition)
A metrical foot consisting of three syllables, the first two short, or unaccented, the last long, or accented (&ssmile &ssmile -); the reverse of the dactyl.
Pertaining to an anapest; consisting of an anapests; as, an anapestic meter, foot, verse.
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 Arlington Park horse racing in Illinois - Chicago Barn to Wire
Richard H. Glander's Anapest has a tough assignment in Saturday's Grade III Arlington-Washington Lassie on closing day of the 2003 racing season at Arlington Park, but trainer Dennis Ebert is anxious to see if she is up to it.
In her most recent trip to the post Aug. 27, Anapest made amends for that defeat.
After making the pace, the Kentucky-bred youngster drew off steadily in the lane, increasing the victory margin to more than 10 lengths at the wire.
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