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Stanza consisting of 2 rhyming lines expressing a complete thought
couplet
A group of three lines with a rhyme scheme of ABA or AAA.
tercet
This stanza consists of 4 lines that may rhyme in different ways:
ABCB (ballad stanza)
ABAB (heroic stanza)
ABBA, AABB or even AAAA
quatrain
2 syllables. First is unaccented, 2nd is accented.

unstressed stressed

be low, de light, a muse
A book|of ver|ses un|der neath|the bough
iambic feet
2 syllables. First is accented, second one isn't.

stressed unstressed

ne ver, ga ther, hap py
Dou ble,|dou ble|toil and|trou ble
trochaic feet
2 stressed syllables. Both accented.

stressed stressed

heartbreak, childhood, football
spondaic feet
3 syllables. First two syllables are unaccented, the last one is accented.

unstress unstress stressed

cav a lier, in ter twine
With the sheep|in the fold|and the cows|in their stalls.
anapestic feet
3 syllables. First syllable accented, last two unaccented.

stressed unstress unstress

hap pi ness, mer ri ly, mur mur ing
Love a gain|song a gain|nest a gain|young a gain.
dactylic
Based on length of the line.

[Meter is the pattern or number of stressed and unstressed syllables in a line.

Foot is a unit of meter and indicates the pattern of accent in a line.]

5 iambic feet would be called iambic pentameter.
Length of the line.