long meter

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long meter

n.
A quatrain in iambic tetrameter, rhyming in the second and fourth lines and often in the first and third. Also called long measure.
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For one thing, the clearest case of catalexis in Greek stichic meter, iambic tetrameter catalectic, has initial catalexis, not final.
While employing the iambic tetrameter couplet, Paterson avoids the great trap of the form, which is the slick click of trite, chiming language--certain, polished, dead.
The poem is in iambic tetrameter, and if Nathan had wanted to choose a Jewish synagogal melody of identical length and rhythm he had a wide choice, including one of the oldest and best known, the closing hymn of Sabbath and Festival services, Adon olam asher malakh/B'terem kol ye-tzir nivra.
In addition to rhyming on different parts of speech, the iambic tetrameter is broken in every line--absolutely broken in the poem's final line, which is foreshortened and ends with an off-rhyme:
I hear at least the ghost of iambic tetrameter here, with two trochees thrown in at odd places ("changing" and "frayed by").
I want an iambic tetrameter at least four stanzas long from this experience.
We use the term "stress configuration to refer to particular patterns of realized and non-realized metrical stresses within a line of iambic tetrameter.
You might think the persnickety rules of writing a Shakespearean sonnet, say, or a rondeau in iambic tetrameter, would be stifling.
When, toward the end of the play, it laments the power of Cyprus (Aphrodite) over the fate of both Hippolytus and Phaedra, their iambic tetrameter verse stumbles back into a triple cadence (or an inverted third foot): "but these are all thy slaves, / And subject, O Cyprus, to thee" (Hippolytus, p.
Death is at the core of A Shropshire Lad and at the core of my attraction to the book--that, and hearing the tight, swinging cadences of iambic tetrameter turned to subject matter that I respected and had some use for.
15) The later examples of the Russian iambic tetrameter, from the end of the 1740s and especially the 1750s, correspond to the typical language model of independence, i.
The Meteorite" consists of five quatrains of iambic tetrameter rhyming ABAB.