Dactyl example
http://study.com/academy/lesson/dactyl-in-poetry-definition-examples-quiz.html

General meter and rhyme
http://www.slideshare.net/debgoodlett/meter-in-poetry

Example of Iambic Tetrameter
(short unaccented syllable +long, accented syllable in each foot)
8 syllables/4 feet (tetrameter)
Amazing Grace! How sweet the sound

(Now say it aloud and understand why)
First, count syllables
Then break into feet and accent/unaccented

Amazing = short uncap, long acc, short acc
Grace =long, accented
How=short uncap
Sweet=long acc
the=short uncap
sound= long acc

Example of Iambic Pentameter
(unaccented, accented)
10 syllables/5 feet (Pentameter)
But, soft! What light through yonder window breaks?

Example of Iambic Trimeter
unaccented, accented feet
6 syllables/3 feet (trimeter)
I love the laughing gale

Example of Iambic Tetrameter
Come live with me and be my love

Example of Trochaic Tetrameter
Through the tranquil air of morning

Example of Iambic Tetrameter
We passed the school where children played

anapestic tetrameter
2 short, unstressed followed by a stressed syllable
8 syllables/4 feet (tetrameter)
And his cohorts were gleaming in purple and gold

Dactylic Hexameter
long accented, 2 short unaccented syllables
12 syllables/6feet (hexameter)
This is the forest primeval, the murmurring pines and the hemlocks

Trochaic Tetrameter
accented, unaccented
8 syllables, 4 feet (tetrameter)
Double double toil and trouble