Accentual-syllabic metre

(23 words)

Literary/ Cultural Context Note

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

A metre in which each line has a fixed number of beats and of offbeats. The term unhelpfully conflates ictosyllabic and ictothetic metre

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Groves, Peter Lewis. "Accentual-syllabic metre". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 04 June 2007
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