a group of syllables constituting a metrical unit of a verse
a foot of three syllables, two short followed by one long in quantitative meter, and two unstressed followed by one stressed in accentual meter
a foot of two syllables, one long followed by one short in quantitative meter, or a stressed followed by an unstressed in accentual meter
a foot of three syllables, one long followed by two short in quantitative meter, or one stressed followed by two unstressed in accentual meter, as in gently and humanity
a foot of two syllables, both of which are long in quantitative meter or stressed in accentuated meter
a metrical foot of two short or unaccented syllables
a poetic measure; arrangement of words in regularly measured, patterned, or rhythmic lines or verses. A particular form of such arrangement, depending on either the kind or the number of feet constitution the verse or both rhythmic kinds and number of feet.
a succession of metrical feet written, printed, or orally composed as one line; one of the lines of a poem.
a line of verse of one measure or foot
averse or line of two measures or feet as "He is gone on the mountain,/He is lost to the forest"
a verse of three measures or feet
a verse of four feet
a line or verse consisting of five metrical feet
a dactylic line of six feet, as in Greek and Latin epic poetry, in which the first four feet are dactyls or spondees, the fifth is ordinarily a dactyl, and the last is a trochee or spondee, with a caesura usually following the long syllable in the third foot; any line of six feet, as in English poetry.
a verse of seven metrical feet
consisting of eight measures or feet
an arrangement of a certain number of lines, usually four or more, sometimes having a fixed length, meter, or rhyme scheme, forming a division of a poem
a pair of successive lines or verse, especially a pair that rhyme and are of the same length
three successive verses or lines, especially when rhyming and of the same length; a stanza of three lines.
a stanza or poem of four lines, usually with alternate rhymes
a stanza or poem of five lines
the last six lines of a sonnet in the Italian form, considered as a unit.
a stanza or poem of seven lines
a group of eight lines of verse, especially the first eight lines of a sonnet in the Italian form; a stanza of eight lines.
a phrase or verse recurring at intervals in a song or poem, especially at the end of each stanza; chorus