Tetrameter (49 words)

Literary/ Cultural Context Note

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


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.

Editors. "Tetrameter". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2001
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=1097, accessed 23 October 2016.]