noun[treated as singular or plural]
1The use or study of poetic meters; prosody.
- Being no scholar of metrics, I won't attempt to elaborate, but reading the longer poems I hear Pound more than anyone else.
- An exercise in metrics takes you back to portraits of heroes in the whitewashed schoolroom and a language you couldn't yet quite understand.
- Thus metrics is a way for Longinus to re-envision the art of speech.
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