3. The following lines exemplify which meter?
        Nor law nor duty bade me fight,
	Nor public men, nor cheering crowds.
	A lonely impulse of delight
	Drove to this tumult in the clouds. 

  1. iambic tetrameter
  2. iambic pentameter
  3. trochaic tetrameter
  4. dactyllic pentameter
  5. trochaic pentameter
  6. anapestic tetrameter
  7. anapestic pentameter
  8. dactyllic tetrameter

1 is CORRECT.

The lines are by Yeats. Notice the strikingly effective, though simple, substitution of a trochee at the start of the fourth line.

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