anisometric verse

anisometric verse

      poetic verse that does not have equal or corresponding poetic metres (metre). An anisometric stanza is composed of lines of unequal metrical length, as in William Wordsworth (Wordsworth, William)'s “Ode: Intimations of Immortality,” which begins

There was a time when meadow, grove, and stream,
The earth, and every common sight,
To me did seem
Appareled in celestial light,
The glory and the freshness of a dream.
It is not now as it hath been of yore
Turn whereso'er I may
By night or day
The things which I have seen I now can see no more.

* * *


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  • Anisometric verse — is a type of poetic verse which does not have any corresponding poetic meter. A stanza of this sort is mostly lines of unequal numbers of matching length in terms of how many meters, which can also be termed as mixed stanzas [ Citation|… …   Wikipedia

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