Poetry Unit: Meter Examples

iambic monometer

iambic tetrameter
he never spoke a word to me

trochaic monometer

trochaic tetrameter
once upon a midnight dreary

anapestic monometer

anapestic trimeter
I must finish my journey alone

dactylic monometer

dactylic diameter with a masculine ending
hickory dickory dock

spondaic monometer

spondaic diameter
eesha moona

iambic trimeter
His wife could eat no lean

trochaic diameter
waste not want not

trochaic monometer with a masculine ending
Haste makes waste

dactylic trimeter with a masculine ending
Ask me no questions, I’ll tell you no lies

Anapestic tetrameter
And his cohorts were gleaming in purple and gold

Dactylic diameter
Eleanor Roosevelt