Microsoft Rewards Bing Homepage Trivia Question: Dr. Seuss often used a curious device called ‘anapestic tetrameter.’ What is that?
The given options are:
- A small-engine rhyme generator
- His favorite typewriter
- A type of rhythm in poetry
Correct Answer: A type of rhythm in poetry
Fact: ‘Did I ev-er TELL you how LUCK-y you ARE?’ Known to English majors as anapestic tetrameter, that galloping poetic meter was hit upon by Seuss when he got the rhythm of a ship’s engine stuck in his head while on vacation in 1936. He used the meter for ‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas,’ ‘Yertle the Turtle,’ and many other books.