AskDefine | Define tetrameter

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tetrameter n : a verse line having four metrical feet

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  1. A line in a poem having four metrical feet.
  2. A poetic metre in which each line has four feet.

Extensive Definition

In poetry, a tetrameter is a line of four metrical feet. The particular foot, of course, can vary, as follows:

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tetrameter in German: Tetrameter
tetrameter in Dutch: Tetrameter
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