Types of Feet in Poetry

Iambic Foot
2 syllables, emphasis on the second syllable

Trochaic Foot
2 syllables, emphasis on the first syllable

Anapestic Foot
3 syllables, emphasis on the third syllable

Dactylic Foot
3 syllables, emphasis on the first syllable

Spondaic Foot
2 syllables, emphasis on both syllables

Pyrrhic Foot
2 syllables, emphasis on neither

Amphibrach Foot
3 syllables, emphasis on the second syllable

Amphimacer Foot
3 syllables, emphasis on the first and third syllable

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