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Origin of anapest
Examples from the Web for anapestic
In like manner we have anapestic lines of all lengths from monometer to hexameter.Elementary Guide to Literary Criticism|F. V. N. Painter
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.
The measure of the song is anapestic (that is, with the accent on every third syllable), with modifications.The Lady of the Lake|Sir Walter Scott
Anapestic feet are used freely to improve the music; in fact, they are nearly as numerous as the iambic feet.
Technically the poem is anapestic tetrameter much varied by the introduction of iambic feet.
1690s, from Latin anapaesticus, from Greek anapaistikos, from anapaistos (see anapest).
also anapaest, "two short syllables followed by a long one," 1670s, from Latin anapestus, from Greek anapaistos "struck back, rebounding," verbal adjective from anapaiein "to strike back," from ana- "back" (see ana-) + paiein "to strike," from PIE *pau- "to cut, strike, stamp" (see pave). So called because it reverses the dactyl.