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June 7, 2012 2:36 AM Subscribe
Calling all poetry nerds: How would you describe the metre of this poem?
posted by robotot to Writing & Language (4 answers total)
No, this is not my homework.
The poem is Dorothea MacKellar's "My Country
As best as I can work out the rhythm is:
iamb iamb amphibrach (or an iamb with an extra weak stress)
iamb iamb iamb (repeated)
Is this iambic trimeter - with an extra weak stress for every even numbered line?
Or is there another word for this type of metre?