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  




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)