Anapest Examples


In poetry, a metrical pattern that has two unstressed syllables followed by a stressed syllable is called an anapest.

An anapest is punctuated as follows: UU/

Examples of Anapest:
U U        /           U U /

In the blink of an eye

U U         /      U U          /      U U           /       U U /

Twas the night before Christmas when all through the house.

U U      / U U      / U U      / U U       /

Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.

U U         /      U U    /     U U     /              U U      /

O Rose thou art sick / the invisible worm / that flies in the night

U U          /      U U     /      U U         /

I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky.

U U          /           U U /                U U                   /

And the wheel's kick and the wind's song and the white sail's shaking.

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