Ballad Measure

Entertainment / Literature / Ballad Measure: Traditionally, ballad measure consists of a four-line stanza or a quatrain containing alternating four-stress and three-stress lines with an ABCB or ABAB rhyme scheme. Works written in ballad measure often include such quatrains. As an example, the opening stanza to 'Earl Brand' illustrates the pattern. Note also the bits of Scottish dialect in phrases such as 'hae' for have and 'awa' for away.

Other Words for Measure

Measure Adjective Synonyms: scale, gauge or technical gage, yardstick, rule, litmus test
Measure Noun Synonyms: system, standard, criterion, rule, method, barometer, Richter scale
Measure Adverb Synonyms: amount, quantity, magnitude, amplitude, size, bulk, mass, extent, reach, dimension, scope, proportions, range, spread, capacity, volume, width, length, breadth, height, weight
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Common Measure

Entertainment / Literature / Common Measure: Also called common meter, common measure consists of closed poetic quatrains rhyming ABAB or ABCB, in which the lines of iambic tetrameter (eight syllables) alternate with lines of iambic trimeter (si MORE

Outcomes Measures

Health / Health Insurance / Outcomes Measures: Healthcare quality indicators that gauge the extent to which healthcare services succeed in improving patient health. MORE

Performance Measurement

Business / Finance / Performance Measurement: Calculation of the return a money manager realizes over some time interval. MORE

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