Entertainment / Literature / Anapest: A foot or unit of poetry consisting of two light syllables followed by a single stressed syllable. Some words and phrases in English that constitute anapests include the following examples: understand, interrupt, comprehend, anapest, New Rochelle, contradict, 'get a life,' condescend, Coeur d'Alene, 'in the blink of an eye,' and so on. Anapestic meter consists of lines of poetry that follow this pattern of 'light stress, light stress, heavy stress' pattern. For example: The Assyrian came dówn like a wólf on the fóld. (Lord Byron, 'The Destruction of Sennacherib.') or 'Oh he flies through the air with the greatest of ease.' See extended discussion under meter.
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Science / Chemistry / Meter: The meter is the basic unit of length in the SI system of units, defined as the distance light travels through a vacuum in exactly 1/299792458 seconds. 1 m = 39.37 inches. Meters are abbreviated as 'm MORE


Entertainment / Literature / Pentameter: When poetry consists of five feet in each line, it is written in pentameter. Each foot has a set number of syllables. Iambs, spondees, and trochees are feet consisting of two syllables. Thus, iambic p MORE