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anapest

a metrical unit with unstressed-unstressed-stressed syllables

dactyl

a metrical unit with stressed-unstressed-unstressed syllables

iamb

a metrical unit with unstressed-stressed syllables

trochee

a metrical unit with stressed-stressed-unstressed syllables

spondee

a metrical unit with stressed-stressed syllables

pyrrhic

a metrical unit with unstressed-unstressed syllables

molossus

verse foot of three long syllables

amphibrach

a metrical unit with unstressed-stressed-unstressed syllables (e.g., 'remember')

cretic (amphimacer)

stress, unstress, stress

choriamb

a metrical unit with stressed-two unstressed syllables-stressed syllables

chant royal

ab ab cc dd edE

cinquain

ababb

clerihew

aabb

couplet

aa

enclosed rhyme

abba

limerick

aabba

monorhyme

aaa...

ottava rima

abababcc

rhyme royal

ababbcc

rondelet

AbAabbA

rubaiyat

aaba

scottish stanza

aaabab

tanaga

aaaa

terza rima

aba bcb cdc

triplet

aaa...bbb...

villanelle

A1bA2 abA1 abA2 abA1 ab A2 abA1A2

sestina

abcdef faebdc cfdabe ecbfad deacfb bdfeca

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