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Definition

The traditional metre of a ballad with alternating lines of iambic tetrameter and trimeter.

Traditional poem or song, usually consisting of quatrains with abcb rhyme and iambic tetrameters.
A line containing four metrical feet each consisting of one stressed and one unstressed syllable.
A line of verse of three feet or stresses.