Definition of pentameter in English:
A line of verse consisting of five metrical feet, or (in Greek and Latin verse) of two halves each of two feet and a long syllable.
- Trimeter lines predominate, very short dimeter lines punctuate, and against both rise up the comparatively unexpected yet satisfying lengths of the two thoughtful pentameter and hexameter lines.
- 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.
- You can hear it pushing against the constraints of the pentameter and the irregular end rhyme.
Words that rhyme with pentameterdiameter, heptameter, hexameter, parameter, tetrameter
Definition of pentameter in:
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