One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1The use or study of poetic meters; prosody.
- ‘Being no scholar of metrics, I won't attempt to elaborate, but reading the longer poems I hear Pound more than anyone else.’
- ‘Thus metrics is a way for Longinus to re-envision the art of speech.’
- ‘An exercise in metrics takes you back to portraits of heroes in the whitewashed schoolroom and a language you couldn't yet quite understand.’
- ‘It is a commentary on our times, that to us it seems if not odd, then certainly unexpected that a warrior and statesman should devote his attention to intricate questions of scansion and metrics.’
2A method of measuring something, or the results obtained from this.‘the report provides various metrics at the class and method level’
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