tetrameter


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a verse line having four metrical feet

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We focus on two properties of meter, the rhythmic part (iambic, trochaic, etc.) and the length part (tetrameter, pentameter, etc.).
The third essay looks at the tradition of Pushkin's own invention, the highly distinctive fourteen-line iambic tetrameter devised for Evgenii Onegin.
After the seductively humdrum accounts of accent and line in the first two chapters, Pinsky throws down his cards in chapter three, laying out a smattering of terminology (iamb, trochee, tetrameter) that seems truly meaningful, whether we love it or dread it.
To choose just the poem's opening passages, for instance, a prefatory sonnet leads off, claiming in its first measures, "Voluptuous Spring!--in this soft southern clime,/With prodigality of birds and flowers!/Not Guido, in his rosy Dream of Hours,/Framed in Arcadian vales, a lovlier time!--." This yields in the first section of Canto I to several pages of tetrameter exposition, in a mixture of successive and alternating rhyme--"Few days agone, the song of peace/Was heard amid these woodland homes,/The sounding axe smote forest trees,/And upward sprang new rustic domes" (p.
The narrative poem "Tam O'Shanter," written in tetrameter couplets, retells a local folk story about how witches congregate at Alloway Kirk, an old ruined church near Burns's home in Ayr.
Marvell was one of the few English poets to successfully use the tetrameter or four-foot line for a wide range of effects.
He tells the story in eight books composed of 399 stanzas; each stanza has fourteen lines (three quatrains and a couplet) of iambic tetrameter with a complicated pattern of varying rhymes.
(1.) Note, for instance, how for this poem written in iambic tetrameter, the sixth line makes for an unusual metrical gesture indeed.
In this article we will examine the trochaic tetrameter, a meter that was widely used.
Ballad form consists of quatrains with alternating iambic tetrameter and iambic trimeter to regulate a pattern of stresses, 4-3-4-3.
And meter/beating is strongly emotive, too, having a triple/caudated pulse, a prominent diminution (e.g., "Forgive me"), two prominent demotions ("so sweet / and so cold"), and codas at the level of the poem as a whole (i.e., the third stanza) and within one of the lines ("and which" in the first metrical line, which extends this first metrical line from a tetrameter to a pentameter).
IX, beginning "If ever I go back to Headington" (287) should be compared to a poem earlier in this 19521955 section, made of two tetrameter octaves, "When I came back to Headington" (271)--the tetrameter poem imagines her going back to Headington as a ghost.
"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 form would be friendly to a setting by Schubert.
She employs anapests, typically associated with the limerick, and end-stopped tetrameter couplets, typically associated with comedy or satire, in an argument about the superiority of home, suggesting that the speaker's assertion is a big joke.