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iambic pentameter

noun as in a meter in poetry

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The lovers speak entirely in iambic pentameter, which works much better than it should.

The meter is iambic pentameter; but the first foot of the second line is a trochee, and emphasizes thoughts with fine effect.

It consists of nine verses, the first eight being iambic pentameter, and the ninth line iambic hexameter, or Alexandrine.

Unrhymed poetry, usually in iambic pentameter measure, is known as blank verse.

The sonnet is a lyric poem consisting of fourteen iambic pentameter lines.

He first gives his reasons for preferring iambic pentameter to the Reinartsvers, which some might think best to use.


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On this page you'll find 6 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to iambic pentameter, such as: blank verse, dactylic hexameter, iamb, and iambus.

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