What Is a Line of Poetry?

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A single line of words in a poem is referred to as a line of poetry. It can take up various forms; acatalectic (full number of syllables), Alexandrine (six iambic feet), catalectic (absence of a syllable in the terminating metrical feet) and hypercatalectic (extra syllables). A couplet on the other hand refers to two rhythmical successive poetic lines.
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A line in poetry is a unit of language into which a poem is divided. It is like a stanza in a sentence or clauses in sentences. A group of lines in verse is called a stanza.
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