long meter

noun

Definition of long meter

: a quatrain in iambic tetrameter in which the second and fourth lines and often the first and third lines rhyme

called also long measure

First Known Use of long meter

1718, in the meaning defined above

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“Long meter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/long%20meter. Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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