Posted by Jillian on .
In my english class we have to right poems and this week we are writing spondaic. What are some examples of spondaic poetry? Also what is a foot in poetry?
Here are many sites on poetry:
Here is an excellent site with examples of the different kinds of meters and feet:
A foot is one unit, depending on how many syllables in each meter. For example, iambic pentameter means there are five iambs in the line of poetry. In each iamb, there are two syllables, of which the second one is stressed, as in the word "occur." So there are ten syllables in a line of iambic pentameter.
Spondees are two-syllable feet in which both syllables are stressed syllables.
Scroll down to read about spondaic meter and spondees. They aren't used much, and when they are used, it's usually at the end of an iambic line.