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In poetry, a pentameter is a line of verse consisting of five metrical feet. Iambic pentameter is one of the most commonly used meters in English, used extensively by many poets, including William Shakespeare, John Milton, and William Wordsworth.

The dactylic pentameter is found in elegiac poetry as the second line in a elegiac distich consisting of a dactylic hexameter and a pentameter.


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