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In poetry, a trimeter (Greek for "three measure") is a metre of three metrical feet per line.[1] Examples:

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

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  1. ^ Greene, Roland; Cushman, Stephen; Cavanagh, Clare; Ramazani, Jahan; Rouzer, Paul; Feinsod, Harris; Marno, David; Slessarev, Alexandra (2012-08-26). The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics. Princeton University Press. p. 1459. ISBN 978-0-691-15491-6.