Metre – number of feet in a line of poetry
Like a 1 metre length, which has 3.28 feet, metre in poetry is the number of feet in each line.
Metre is the number of feet in a line of poetry.
The foot creates a rhythm made up of a set of large hits (stressed) and/or soft hits (unstressed).
Avoid if you can the word “beats” when it comes to poetry, otherwise it gets very, very confusing.
Types of metre
Metre is the number of feet used in each line.
There are names for the different number of feet in a line: