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## metric

[met´rik]
1. pertaining to measures or measurement.
2. having the meter as a basis.
metric system the system of units of measurement that is based on the meter, gram, and liter and in which new units are formed from the basic terms by prefixes denoting multiplication by a power of ten. See also si units.

## met·ric

(met'rik),
Quantitative; relating to measurement. See: metric system.
[G. metrikos, fr. metron, measure]

## metric

/met·ric/ (mĕ´trik)
1. pertaining to measures or measurement.
2. having the meter as a basis.

## metric

[met′rik]
pertaining to a system of measurement that uses the meter as a basis. See also metric system.

## met·ric

(met'rik)
Quantitative; relating to measurement.
See: metric system
[G. metrikos, fr. metron, measure]

## metric

1. of or pertaining to the metric system.
2. pertaining to measures or measurement.
3. having the meter as a basis.

metric system
the system of units of measurement that is based on the meter, gram and liter, and in which new units are formed by prefixes denoting multiplication by a power of ten. See also Tables 4.1-4.6.
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Pushkin's Eugene Onegin, as also other poems employing the Onegin stanza, has a consistent metrical structure: the line consists of four iambic feet, with masculine or feminine endings depending on the position of the line in the stanza (hence each line is either eight or nine syllables long).
That Wilson shares Auden's understanding of the human need for boundaries, including those in metrical rules, becomes quite clear in his poem "At the Public Pool," one of the penetrating works in The Violent and the Fallen.
In January 1890, over a year before the final publication of the Urdu metrical Psalms, initiatives were started for a separate committee to prepare a similar volume in Punjabi.
The start of Lewis's copying poems in "The Metrical Meditations of a Cod.
The entrepreneurial printer John Day, himself avid for reform and at the same time recognizing a ready market, pressed forward to edit a complete metrical psalter.
Martina Huss, Usha Goswami and colleagues gave a group of 10-year-old children, with and without dyslexia, a listening task involving short tunes that had simple metrical structures with accents on certain notes.
One of the most historically revealing aspects of Quisland's critical analysis is the complex process she details in her first two chapters on the making and rephrasing of the metrical psalms during Edward VI's reign.
It is exactly such disagreement on poetry translation standard or guiding principle that leads to different Chinese translation methods of English metrical verse.
The more visually astute of the students began to experiment with stanzas, line length, and arrangement of lines in space, rather than leaving them in the columns of verse that take after metrical poetry, even though very few of them count syllables or accents as they write, unless assigned to do so.
Lombard implies that the ode chretienne was short-lived: one might suggest that Marot's metrical psalms gave the impetus for a lengthy continuation in hymnody, albeit primarily in the anglophone tradition.
Anyhow, to mark the unexpected re-emergence of what must still be considered a unique work of unparalleled syntactic audacity, I now humbly offer, with no reference whatsoever to the actual incident and with as much metrical authenticity as I am able, the following unworthy tribute: Grandad - oi
Superbly crafted metrical verse is a hallmark of Dorsey's poetry and will be greatly and especially appreciated by those who enjoy poetry in a classical tradition nowadays all to often ignored in the cacophony of free verse and so called 'prose poems'.

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