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  • n. Plural form of pentameter.

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Examples

  • With something one is used to having in pentameters, like a sonnet, the effect is of having too much.

    Carrion Comfort « Unknowing

  • Unequal to creative effort he undertook a translation of Racine's 'Phedre' in German pentameters and finished it about the middle of January, 1805.

    The Life and Works of Friedrich Schiller

  • Unequal to creative effort he undertook a translation of Racine's 'Phèdre' in German pentameters and finished it about the middle of January, 1805.

    The Life and Works of Friedrich Schiller

  • He lets the rhythm sing instead by end-stopping frequently, with many marked caesuras, in short, by judicious rushing and pausing he plays the harp of his common iambic pentameters. from → Poetry

    Goliath « Unknowing

  • Sandy declaimed iambic pentameters to his sled-dogs whenever they waxed mutinous.

    THE STORY OF JEES UCK

  • Fortunately, though, verses and iambic pentameters still are able to touch our core and that could not be any more clear thanks to the recent publication of The Tree That Time Built: A Celebration of Nature, Science, and Imagination (Sourcebooks Jabberwocky), the poems selected by U.S. Children's Poet Laureate, Mary Ann Hoberman, and cultural anthropologist and teacher, Linda Winston.

    Carol Hoenig: Poetry's Decline?

  • In the movie, Will is as straight and potent as one of his pentameters.

    Close-Up On Will

  • It may seem like that when listening to Senator Obama in full flow-but the reality of campaign management is hardly a question of the easy and unpremeditated flow of iambic pentameters.

    Leaders, deputies--and elections

  • Do come along - and no heckling if I get my pentameters in a muddle.

    Gordon Brown, Charlie Whelan and Me

  • If you mis-quote it, the iambic pentameters go out the window.

    Surprise of the Week: Hitchens Critical of Cameron

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