Falling Meter

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  • Editors

Literary/ Cultural Context Note

  • The Literary Encyclopedia. Volume 12: Global Voices, Global Histories: World Literatures and Cultures.

Meter which uses strong stress followed by one or more weak stresses and so creates a falling sense to the poem. See 'trochee' and 'dactyl'.
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Editors. "Falling Meter". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2001
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