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.)
Editors. "Rising Metre". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2001; last revised 30 November -1.
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