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Which two types of foot patterns are used in the excerpt from the poem “Annabel Lee” by Edgar Allan Poe? It was ma|ny and ma|ny a year | ago, In a king|dom by | the sea,

2 Answer

  • It was ma/ny and ma/ny a year/ ago/,

    The first three groups have three syllables each, and each one ends with a stressed beat (shown in bold). Those are the anapests. The last group (or foot) only has two syllables – that's your iamb. Same trick in the next line:

    In a king/dom by/ the sea/
  • Answer:

    The two types of foot patterns that are used in the excerpt from the poem “Annabel Lee” by Edgar Allan Poe are anapests and iamb

    Explanation:

    An anapaest is a type of meter used in poetry where two short syllables are followed by a long syllable, it works in the same way in matters of stress since it has two unstressed syllables followed by a stressed one. An iamb consists of a short syllable followed by a long syllable, talking about the stress it has an unstressed syllable followed by a stressed one.

    It was ma|ny and ma|ny a year | ago, In a king|dom by | the sea

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