[Answer] Dr. Seuss often used a curious device called ‘anapestic tetrameter.’ What is that?

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.


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