Rising Metre

(33 words)
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Literary/ Cultural Context Note

Meter in which an unstressed syllable is followed by a stressed syllable (as in the iamb and the anapaest) such that there is a rising movement in each foot. (C.f. falling meter.)

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Citation:
Editors. "Rising Metre". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2001
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=961, accessed 28 November 2014.]