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.
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Editors. "Tetrameter". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2001
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