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Dominant Metric Pattern

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The Black Walnut Tree, Mary Oliver

Mary Oliver is a contemporary poet. She was born in 1935 in Maple Heights, Ohio, and has published several books and collections of poetry.

Please follow this link to access Mary Oliver’s “The Black Walnut Tree.”

In terms of metric structure, this poem can be described as

A

iambic pentameter.

B

trochaic pentameter.

C

dactylic hexameter.

D

free verse.

E

blank verse