English verse is made of rhythmical units called feet. A foot is made up of weakly stressed (˘) and strongly stressed (/) syllables.
Meter is based on the number of feet in each line.
Poetry has feet? Type of Foot Pattern Example Iamb, or iambic foot ˘ / afraid, the sky Trochee, or trochaic foot / ˘ freedom, heaven Anapest, or anapestic foot ˘ ˘/ in a flash, to the dark Dactyl, or dactylic foot / ˘ ˘ feverish, go and ask Spondee, or spondaic foot / / baseball Pyrrhee or pyrrhic foot ˘ ˘ unbeliev able