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In poetry
Poetry
Poetry is a form of literary art in which language is used for its aesthetic and evocative qualities in addition to, or in lieu of, its apparent meaning...

, a trimeter is a metre of three metrical feet per line—example:
When here // the spring // we see,
Fresh green // upon // the tree.

(Greek "three measure"): a line with three stresses. Coleridge, Christabel, line 31: "She stole along, she nothing spoke."