Not originally an English form, originated from 7th century Arabia and was repeated orally. The form we are reading does not accurately represent ghazals due to this fact.
Concerned with the counting of syllabi, not the stress of them
Urdu meter- divides foot into sound units composed of long vowels and consonants.
Ghazal was originally an oral form- works with the quantitative pattern.
Example: Poem: Daniel Hall’s Souvenir — — 1) radif is “language” 2) couplets are autonomous but it also is being unified by the repetition of “language,” there is a paradox because the lines are disunified yet are held together by the radif.