Types of Feet

One iamb, trochee, anapest, dactyl, pyrrhic or spondee equals one foot. If you use one foot per line, you are writing monometer as in " | we write j / | tiny | / | poems | / | but we | / | never/ | / publish | / | any | / | of them. | " Here are other meters (note the use of trochee): Dimeter: two feet per line as in " [ we write | tiny | / | poems | but we | / | never | publish | / | any | of them. | "

Trimeter: three feet per line as in " | we write | tiny | poems | / | and we | seldom | publish| / | any | of them | quickly. | "

Tetrameter: four feet per line as in " | we write | standard | poems | and we | / | often | publish | many | of them. | "

Pentameter: five feet per line as in " | we write | standard | poems | and we | often | / | publish | many | of them | and win | contests. | " Hexameter: six feet per line as in " | we write | longer | poems | arid we | seldom | publish | / | many | of them | and win | money | in a | contest. | "

Heptameter: seven feet per line as in " [ we write | real long | poems | arid we | rarely | publish | any | / | of them | iri a | liter- | ary | maga- | zirie of | journal. | "

Octameter: eight feet per line as in " | we write | jpoems | with such | long lines | tHat we | never | publish | any ) / | iri a ) well-known | little | maga- | zine or | aca- | derhlc | journal. | "

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