I wrote a melody. I have trouble figuring out which time signature it belongs to. I tried different rhythms, this rhythm sounds the best. It is safe to say, this is the rhythm of this melody. But this rhythm does not fit any time signature. I put accent marks on the accented notes. 3/4 pattern is strong, weak, weak. 4/4 pattern is strong, weak, less strong, weak. In both time signatures, the accented notes don’t always fall on the strong beats. The only solution is to change the rhythm to match the strong beats, but that is no longer the correct rhythm for the melody.
How can I indicate meter for this melody?
(Please forget the fact that I wrote it in 3/4 time signature. Because I have to choose a time signature to start with.)