iambic tetrameter

(from the article `tetrameter`) ...a stressed one, as in the word {breve}be-cause ), trochees (a stressed syllable followed by an unstressed one, as in the word ti-ger),{breve} or a ...
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Iambic tetrameter

Iambic tetrameter is a meter in poetry. It refers to a line consisting of four iambic feet. The word `tetrameter` simply means that there are four feet in the line; iambic tetrameter is a line comprising four iambs. Some poetic forms rely upon iambic tetrameter: triolet, Onegin stanza, Memoriam stanza, long measure (or long meter) ballad stanza......
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