tetrameter


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a verse line having four metrical feet

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The primarily tetrameter lines reinforce rhythmically the dangers of social isolation and segregation, in this case through the implicitly incestuous corruption that has ensured that "few friends were there, tho' all were kin," thereby cultivating a morally bankrupt society whose only pleasures are related to base sexuality (37).
12) Moreover, Donne's stanzas regularly interlace a sequence of three tetrameters and three pentameters, a trimeter in the sixth line, and a pair of tetrameter lines to conclude each stanza; this structure is opposed to the more conventional final alexandrine, in which the main verb generally makes its appearance, belatedly clarifiing the syntax and creating a brief resting place.
More Quatrains from Harp Lake" held the same promise: the lines are pentameter rather than the tetrameter of almost all popular lyrics, but the sentences are relatively simple, and on the page the discrete, four-line blocks look "settable to music (as so few of my poems seem to be).
The tetrameter lines of Blake's "The Tyger" conjure not only that animal stalking its prey but also the divine (or infernal) forge of its Creator:
The use here of the tetrameter line, often employed in writing epitaphs, is most appropriate.
If it is so, we have to study, whether in, for example, syllabic-accentual trochaic tetrameter (T4), a quantitative pattern characteristic, first of all to verse is formed, not being automatically derived from meter or prosodic structure of language.
You might think the persnickety rules of writing a Shakespearean sonnet, say, or a rondeau in iambic tetrameter, would be stifling.
Here, Munro makes it clear, it is not merely the spelling or vocabulary that marks the lines as deliberately old-fashioned, but their use of "common meter," the familiar alternating lines of tetrameter and trimeter firmly associated with both English ballads and Thomas Sternhold's and John Hopkins's 1540s translation of the psalms.
The interplay between the tetrameter beat and the varying feet--amphibrachs, dactyls, trochees, and iambs--creates a delicate rhythm, which takes its cue from the polysyllabic cluster in the eponymous 'amethysts'.
Series of irregular heptameter verse are found in [section][section] 7, 33, 45 (two series), 48, and 134; and of both irregular heptameter and tetrameter verse in [section][section] 68 and 94.
Brodsky follows Auden's tripartite structure: the eight-line, blank verse stanzas in parts I and II, and the more formal and focused rhymed tetrameter quatrains in part III.
21) Brathwaite's assertion that McKay "allowed himself to be imprisoned in the pentameter" notwithstanding, Constab Ballads employs an array of metrical and prosodic forms--couplets, quatrains, sestets, and octaves in trimeter, tetrameter, pentameter, even octameter, many regularly iambic, others more regularly irregular--and often injects unsettling vernacular rhythms into the regularities of English prosody.
Orators rarely intone in perfect trochaic tetrameter, and only the greatest would carefully craft the consonance of "Eyes ablaze" or the alliteration of "'bated breath," "Second-sighted," and "for the future.