polyschematist dimeter

noun

: a classical prosodic unit of eight syllables whose first four, middle four, or last four syllables form a choriambus with the other syllables being indeterminate as to quantity and which is considered by many to be the basic figure of all rhythms of the aeolic class

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“Polyschematist dimeter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/polyschematist%20dimeter. Accessed 7 Dec. 2022.

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