Meter

Poems that sound like music!

About Meter Poems.

Meter poems are poems with either two or three syllables per segment. Meter poems are kind of like music, you have a certain number of beats per measure, with meter poems, you have a certain number of syllables per segment.

A Meter Poem

All I could see from where I stood

Was three long mountains and a wood; -Edna St. Vincent Millay's "Renascence"


I have underlined every other line to show how there are sixteen words and 8 meters

More Meter Poems.

There are five kinds of Meter poems.

  1. iambic
  2. trochaic
  3. spondaic
  4. anapestic
  5. dactylic

Anapestic and dactylic are the only two kinds of Meter poems that go by intervals of three. My poem example is an iambic poem.