Poetry Scanning Vocab

monometer
one foot

dimeter
two feet

trimeter
three feet

tetrameter
four feet

pentameter
five feet

hexameter
six feet

Iambic
de DA (u /)

Trochaic
DA de (/ u)

Anapestic
de de DA (u u /)

Dactylic
DA de de (/ u u)

Spondaic
DA DA (//)

What is the meter of….The stag at eve had drunk his fill
iambic tetrameter

What is the meter of….And his cohorts were gleaming in purple and gold
anapestic tetrameter

What is the meter of….Cannon to left of them
dactylic diameter

What is the meter of….And lick the Valleys up-
iambic trimeter

What is the meter of….My hearts in the highlands, my heart is not here
anapestic trimeter

What is the meter of….Thus IPass by
iambic monometer

What is the meter of….And still she slept an azure- lidded sleep
iambic pentameter

What is the meter of….Little flitting white fire insect
trochaic tetrameter

What is the meter of….And man, they say, the town
iambic trimeter

What is the meter of….The Chameleon changes his colore
anapestic tetrameter

What is the meter of….Cole Hay
Spondaic monometer