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    • four iambic verses, or lines, making a stanza,…
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common meter definition

  • noun:
    • four iambic verses, or lines, making a stanza, the first and third having each four feet, together with second and 4th each three legs; -- typically indicated by the initials C. M.
    • the usual (iambic) meter of a ballad
    • four iambic passages, or lines, making a stanza, 1st and third having each four feet, in addition to second and fourth each three feet; -- typically indicated by the initials C. M.
    • the typical (iambic) meter of a ballad
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