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MEASURES OF VERSE.
EACH of the four kinds of feet enumerated above may be combined in varying numbers according to the taste and fancy of the ■ maker,' and the requirements of the metrical effects sought to be produced. The number of feet in each verse may vary from one to eight, and they are generally known as Monometer, Dimeter, &c., as enumerated in the following table:
1.—IAMBIC MEASURE.
Most English poetry, probably as much as five sixths of the whole, is in Iambic measure. All our Heroic, Blank and Dramatic verse, in fact all the






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