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Dactylic tetrameter

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Dactylic tetrameter
For the dactylic tetrameter in Greek and Latin poetry, see Alcmanian verse.
Dactylic tetrameter is a metre in poetry. It refers to a line consisting of four dactylic feet. "Tetrameter" simply means four poetic feet. Each foot has a stressed syllable followed by two unstressed syllables, the opposite of an anapest, sometimes called antidactylus to reflect this fact.

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