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Poulter's Measure

Type:  

Structure, Metrical Requirement, Rhyme Scheme Requirement, Stanzaic

 
Description: 

Rhymed couplets alternating between iambic hexameter (Alexandrines) and iambic septameter (Fourteeners). The fouteeners have a cæsura somewhere in the middle of the line after the third or fourth foot.

 
Origin: 

English

 
Schematic: 
xX xX xX xX xX xX
xX xX xX xX // xX xX xX

or

xX xX xX xX xX xX
xX xX xX // xX xX xX xX

Rhyme scheme is aa bb cc, etc.
 
Rhythm/Stanza Length: 

2

 
See Also:  

Alexandrine, Elegiacs, Fourteeners

 
Status: 

Incomplete

 

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