common particular meter

variants: or common particular measure

Definition of common particular meter

: a variation of ballad meter in which the four-stress lines are doubled producing a stanza of six lines in tail-rhyme arrangement, the number of stresses in the lines being 4, 4, 3, 4, 4, 3

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“Common particular meter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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