alexandrine Prosody

alexandrine Prosody [ˌalɪg'zα:ndrɪn, -ʌɪn]
adjective (of a line of verse) having six iambic feet.
noun an alexandrine line.
Origin
C16: from Fr. alexandrin, from Alexandre referring to Alexander the Great, the subject of an OFr. poem in this metre.

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