Please help me. I am in a correspondence course and having a bit of a hard time. I'm just now getting to "poetic meter," and I'm LOST. I'm not a Literature major in the least. I do, however have to insert foot breaks into Tennyson's poem. I have another I must do it with also. Can someone please explain: iamb, trochee, dactyl, anapest? I'm clueless. My professor doesn't answer E-mail, so I'm getting nowhere.