“Haste the, nymph, and bring with theeJest and youthful jollity.”
The Anapestic has two unaccented syllables followed by an accented one ( ). Here is an illustration of anapestic tetrameter from Browning’s “How They Brought the Good News from Ghent to Aix”:
“Not a word to each other as we kept the great pace”
The opposite of anapestic is Dactylic. Which has one accented syllable followed by two accented ones ( ). This sample is from Longfellow’s “Evangeline” and is dactylic hexameter with the last foot incomplete:
“This is the forest primeval; the murmuring place and the hemlocks.”
The Spondaic is made up of two accented syllables (stone-deaf). A line entirely spondaic is very rare. Among the least common forms are the Pyrrhic, two unaccented syllables (in the); the Amphibrach, composed of an unaccented, accented, and unaccented (unkindly); and the Amphimacer, its opposite, made up of an accented followed by an unaccented, then another accented (cedar wood).
Villain (any scoundrel-like, treacherous, or evil opponent of the hero (see Antagonist.)
Vulgarism – a word or expression which is common but not in good use. It does not necessarily connote coarseness (ain’t).