If he be really and seriously seeking to live a good life, the first thing from which he will abstain will always be the use of animal food, because ...its use is simply immoral.
—Leo Tolstoy
iambic pentameter
The most common type of meter in English poetry, in which there are five iambs (unstressed then stressed syllable pair) to a line: "But soft!/ What light/ through yon/der win/dow breaks?" (Romeo and Juliet).