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Origin of anapest
OTHER WORDS FROM anapestan·a·pes·tic, an·a·paes·tic, adjectivean·a·pes·ti·cal·ly, an·a·paes·ti·cal·ly, adverb
Example sentences from the Web for anapest
Virgilius Mars wrote in hexameters; Horatius Flaccus in alcaic, sapphic, and anapestic verse.The Green Book|Mr Jkai
In like manner we have anapestic lines of all lengths from monometer to hexameter.Elementary Guide to Literary Criticism|F. V. N. Painter
Anapestic verse consists of a regular recurrence of two unstressed syllables preceding a stressed syllable, — — /.Legends, Tales and Poems|Gustavo Adolfo Becquer
There is evident a tendency toward the rising verse and the anapestic foot.The Translations of Beowulf|Chauncey Brewster Tinker
Here we have a hexameter which is neither iambic nor anapestic, but a combination of the two rhythms.English Verse|Raymond MacDonald Alden, Ph.D.