Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, METRICAL FEET, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE

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First Line: Trochee trips from long to short
Last Line: Bred racer.
Variant Title(s): Lessons For A Boy
Subject(s): Ingenuity; Mnemonics; Poetry & Poets

TROCHEE trips from long to short;
From long to long in solemn sort
Slow Spondee stalks; strong foot! yet ill able
Ever to come up with dactyl trisyllable.
Iambics march from short to long; --
With a leap and a bound the swift Anapaests
One syllable long, with one short at each side,
Amphibrachys hastes with a stately stride; --
First and last being long, middle short, Amphi-
Strikes his thundering hoofs like a proud high-
bred racer.

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