I'm reading some explanations of the various types of poetic meter. Several of them cite a poem from the Harry Potter books as an example of anapestic meter:
His eyes are as green as a fresh pickled toad
His hair is as dark as a blackboard,
I wish he was mine, he's truly divine
The hero who conquered the dark lord.
But if anapestic meter is unstressed-unstressed-stressed, I can't figure out how that makes sense.
his eyes ARE as green AS a fresh PICKled toad
his hair IS as dark AS a blackBOARD
i wish HE was mine, HE'S truly DIVine
the herO who conQUERed the DARK lord.
When I googled this to see if anyone else described its meter or how to read it, I found that the official Harry Potter website says it has an ABAB rhyme scheme, which makes even less sense and makes me feel like I'm taking crazy pills or have completely misunderstood absolutely everything.
How am I supposed to read this poem? What is its meter, where are the stresses?