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In poetry, a trimeter (Greek for "three measure") is a metre of three metrical feet per line. Examples:

When here // the spring // we see,
Fresh green // upon // the tree.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Christabel, line 31:[1]

She stole along, she nothing spoke.

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  1. ^ The Norton Anthology of English Literature. United States: Norton. 2006. pp. A62. ISBN 0-393-92713-X.