Poetry Rhythm and Meter

Iamb/Iambic
Strong, weak; duple meterExample: today the sun is shining gold.

Trochee/Trochaic
Weak, strong; duple meterExample: daily went to

Anapest/Anapestic
Strong, strong, weak; triple meterExample: intervene, in the dark

Dactyl/Dactylic
Weak, strong, strong; triple meterExample: multiple, color of

Spondee/Spondaic
Weak, weakExample: true-blue