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What is a Metron?

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Question: What is a Metron?
Answer: A metron (=measure) is the smallest unit in Greek poetic meter. A metron is composed of a set number of long and short syllables or anceps. A metron is the equivalent of a foot in Latin (or English) verse. The plural of metron is metra. In a line of Greek poetry, the metron would be repeated a number of times, depending on the meter.

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