ⓘ List of classical meters

                                     

ⓘ List of classical meters

  • Dactylic hexameter, the meter of the Iliad, Odyssey and Aeneid, used for epic and other narrative and didactic poetry
  • Iambic trimeter, the most common meter in the dialogue portions of tragedy and comedy
  • Elegiac couplet, consisting of a line of dactylic hexameter and one of dactylic pentameter, employed by Ovid for all his extant works except the Metamorphoses
                                     

1. Other meters

  • Choliambic, also known as limping iambs or scazon
  • Trochaic
  • Anapestic
  • Ionic
  • Galliambic, a relatively rare form of which Carmen 63 by Catullus is the only complete example from antiquity
  • Anacreonteus
  • Dochmiac
  • Dactylo-epitrite
                                     
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