anapaest


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an·a·pest

also an·a·paest  (ăn′ə-pĕst′)
n.
1. A metrical foot composed of two unaccented syllables followed by one accented one, as in the word seventeen.
2. A metrical foot in quantitative verse composed of two short syllables followed by one long one.

[Latin anapaestus, from Greek anapaistos : ana-, ana- + paiein, pais-, to strike (so called because an anapest is a reversed dactyl); see pau- in Indo-European roots.]

an′a·pes′tic adj.

anapaest

(ˈænəpɛst; -piːst) or

anapest

n
(Poetry) prosody a metrical foot of three syllables, the first two short, the last long (˘˘¯)
[C17: via Latin from Greek anapaistos reversed (that is, a dactyl reversed), from anapaiein, from ana- back + paiein to strike]
ˌanaˈpaestic, ˌanaˈpestic, ˌanaˈpaestical adj
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.anapaest - a metrical unit with unstressed-unstressed-stressed syllables
metrical foot, metrical unit, foot - (prosody) a group of 2 or 3 syllables forming the basic unit of poetic rhythm
Translations

anapaest

anapest [ˈænəpiːst] Nanapesto m

anapaest

, (US) anapest
n (Poet) → Anapäst m
References in classic literature ?
tis an anapaest of AEschylus which expresses grief perfectly.
Of the Choric part the Parode is the first undivided utterance of the Chorus: the Stasimon is a Choric ode without anapaests or trochaic tetrameters: the Commos is a joint lamentation of Chorus and actors.
Mansfield's rhythmic shifts, a mixture of trochees, iambs, and anapaest, convey the uncertainty of early love.
In the first of the two lines, an initial anapaest is followed by a spondee and two iambs.
4 = 1: the choriamb is a very frequent outcome of anaclasis in the first metron of hemiambic Anacreontea, while the anapaest in the beginning of the second iambic metron (line 3 = 7) is a quite possible replacement in iambic verses, although not very common).
Which is imitative as usual--an anapaest followed by a trochee, a dactyl, and a syllable" (Letters, p.
When he set refined English words to Irish music, did Moore "transform his country's political aspirations into lilting anapaests," as Tom Paulin claims?
Focusing here on choral song, classicists, philologists, and other scholars discuss such topics as Alcman's first Partheneion and the song the Sirens sang, the parrhesia of young female choruses in ancient Greece, a second look at the poetics of re-enactment in Ode 13 of Bacchylides, Pindar and the Aeginetan patrai, and choral self-awareness in the introductory anapaests of Aeschylus; Supplices.
4) In classical Greek and Latin, dactyls, anapaests, iambs and so on were patterns of long and short syllables.
The metre moves in rapid anapaests through the detail of the horses' manes to the 'jolt' of electricity.
There are four stress-peaks to a line separated by an irregular mixture of iambics and anapaests.
15) Cedric Watts commented on the words I have italicized: "the calm sunset is described epically and sonorously, the phrases rolling into anapaests," see Watts (1977), 39.