ENG 207Q Meter Quiz

 

1. Name each poetic foot by its accent pattern ( X = accented, U = unaccented)

 

a) X U   trochee

 

b) X U U   dactyl

 

c) U U X   anapest

 

d) U X   iamb

 

e) X X   spondee

 

2. A line with three feet is called ___trimeter_______________.

 

3. Which of these feet produce a rising rhythm?  trochee   iamb  

 

anapest

 

4. Which is an example of elision:   a)  oe'r     b) three-personed

 

5. Write this line and scan it by marking the stressed and unstressed syllables.

 

        Bright before it beat the water.     xu  xu  xu   xu    (trochaic tetrameter)