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Anapestic tetrameter was a characteristic poetic meter.

In 2369, Data composed a poem in anapestic tetrameter with the following final lines (TNG: "Schisms"):

A Sunset Bloom
Then we sat on the sand for some time and observed
How the oceans that cover the world were perturbed
By the tides from the orbiting moon overhead
"How relaxing the sound of the waves is," you said.
I began to expound upon tidal effects
When you asked me to stop, looking somewhat perplexed
So I did not explain why the sunset turns red
And we watched the occurrence in silence instead.

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