Editors. "Falling Meter". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2001
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=373, accessed 18 September 2014.]
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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