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Origin of pentameter
Examples from the Web for pentameter
In classic poetry what is known as elegiac verse is composed of couplets consisting of alternate hexameter and pentameter lines.The New Gresham Encyclopedia|Various
His productions, all written either in heroic or pentameter verse, are numerous, and on various subjects.The Lives Of The Twelve Caesars, Complete|C. Suetonius Tranquillus
Among these the Elegiac verse of the ancients (hexameter alternating with pentameter) was attempted by Sidney in his Arcadia.A History of English Versification|Jakob Schipper
It is either hexameter or pentameter, according to the scansion?
The more natural abest absitque cannot be placed in a pentameter.
1540s, from Middle French pentametre, from Latin pentameter, from Greek pentametros (adj.) "having five measures," from pente "five" (see five) + metron "meter" (see meter (n.2)). As a noun from 1580s.