It is to him, also, (if to any one), that Milton is metrically indebted.
This line is metrically corrupt, but its emendation is very uncertain.
First, I resolved to include no verse which, tried by what we call 'classical' standards, was metrically faulty.
There are, metrically speaking, few finer couplets in English than the first of that second stanza.
I have preferred the reading of A to B, when it gives an obviously better sense, or is metrically superior.
Each line has the uncommon number of five measures the same as the first part, but metrically the part is in 4/4 rhythm.
Inversion and transposition are the devices by which the translator has managed to give Shakespeare in metrically decent lines.
This line is apparently imperfect, metrically, for the second hemistich seems to be wanting.
metrically, Mr. Crowley is showing a decided improvement of late.
I follow Grein in supplying wintra to complete a metrically imperfect line.
"pertaining to versification," early 15c., from Latin metricus "metrical," from Greek metrikos "of or for meter, metrical," from metron "poetic meter" (see meter (n.2)). Old English had meterlic in this sense.