Tetrameter (49 words)

Literary/ Cultural Context Note

  • Editors
  • The Literary Encyclopedia. Volume : WORLD HISTORY AND IDEAS: A CROSS-CULTURAL VOLUME.

Context

A line of four metrical feet. For example in Blake's Songs of Innocence and Experience and in Swift's poem “The Lady's Dressing Room”:

He soon would learn to think like me,
And bless his ravished eyes to see
Such order from confusion sprung,
Such gaudy tulips raised from dung.

Citation:
Editors. "Tetrameter". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2001
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=1097, accessed 08 December 2016.]