Definition of dimeter in English:
A line of verse consisting of two metrical feet.
- Poems in iambic dimeters and trimeters are found in abundance in her first book, as are poems written in trochaic measure.
- The first two lines, containing only monosyllabic words, mix a sing-song dimeter with a grim subject matter.
- Although the English meter is properly iambic, often with feminine endings, line length is erratic, ranging from trimeter to pentameter, except for the two shortest lines, which appear in dimeter.
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