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Authorities disagree how specific to get about this form.
It comes from the French who dont believe their language is stressed. As such, their poetry is syllabic, and the alexandrine is a twelve-syllable line.
It is as important to the French as iambic pentameter is to English poets. Some authorities claim that alexandrines in English are iambic hexameter. Several
other forms use alexandrines as a base, such as the Teddy Poem.
xX xX xX xX xX xX
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Alexandrine Couplets, Bref Double, Heroic Couplets, Iamb, Lai, Poulter's Measure, Spenserian Stanza, Teddy Poem, Trine