In its highest order, the lyric or “ode,” it is a tetrameter, the line having the time of eight iambics.
A stanza made up of tetrameter alternating with trimeter is very common.
The heptameter is usually divided into a tetrameter and a trimeter; the octameter, into two tetrameters.
In its highest order, the lyric or 'ode,' it is a tetrameter, the line having the time of eight iambics.
A tetrameter brachycatalectic in both sections may also be broken up either by leonine or by inserted rhyme.
It is called a tetrameter, and consists of fifteen syllables (mostly —∪, called trochees).
tetrameter, te-tram′e-tėr, adj. having four measures, each of two iambic or trochaic feet.