iambic pentameter

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iambic pentameter:

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[Gr.,=measure of five], in prosody, a line to be scanned in five feet (see versification). The third line of Thomas Nashe's "Spring" is in pentameter: "Cold doth / not sting, / the pret / ty birds / do sing.
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At the same time, these are mild alterations to the overall iambic pentametre pattern, implying the interruptions belong to, rather than disrupt, the music.
The main text consists of a lengthy poem of some 630 lines, written in a highly unusual stanza of six iambic pentametres with only the last two lines rhyming.