Quatrain featuring alternating lines of iambic tetrameter and iambic trimeter and an a-b-a-b rhyming scheme. Many hymns are written in common measure. See Light Shining Out of Darkness by Cowper. See also ballad.
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[n] the usual (iambic) meter of a ballad [n] an integer that divides two (or more) other integers evenly [n] a time signature indicating four beats to the bar
common divisor, common factor, common meter, common time, four-four time, quadruple time
beat, cadence, divisor, factor, greatest common divisor, greatest common factor, highest common factor, measure, meter, musical time