FRIGGIN ROMAN COMEDY HAS ALL THE METERS THAT ARE DIFFICULT TO LEARN BECAUSE THEY’RE ALL THE SAME BUT NOT AT ALL AND TODAY I LEARNED IT I THINK I FIGURED IT OUT.
iambic meters have a default short long foot.
trochaic meters have a default long short foot.
BUT “short” is really an anceps.
AND “long” can sometimes be replaced by 2 shorts.
senarius is six, septinarius is 7, octinarius is 8 feet.
last foot is always long short long.