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Fourteener

Fourteener

A line consisting of seven iambic feet: u/u/u/u/u/u/u/

Iambic Heptameter

Typically rhymed couplets.

Common to the loth century.

Can sound singsong and monotonous.

Replaced by more flexible iambic pentameter.

Greek and Latin translators used this to parallel classical hexameter line.

Tends to roll on.

Often split in half with a caesura (PAUSE) near the middle.

Split typically is 4-3.

Similar to ballad stanza but in the Fourteener the pause is optional.