Meter and Rhythm in Poetry

Meter and Rhythm in Poetry

Meter and Rhythm in Poetry You are going to need this for a test, so take notes Meter Meter is the measurement of a line of poetry. It is rhythm that can be measure in poems. Measured in feet. For example: In sooth /I know/ not why/ I am/ so sad.

This line has five feet. Types of Feet in Metric Poetry Iambic- foot consisting of an unaccented syllable followed by an accented. Examples: because, hello

Types of Feet in Metric Poetry Trochaic: foot consisting of an accented syllable followed by an unaccented syllables. Examples: Tuesday, Albert Types of Feet in Metric Poetry

Dactylic: foot consisting of an accented syllable followed by two unaccented syllables. Examples: beautiful, silently, Saturday Types of Feet in Metric Poetry

Anapestic- foot that consists of two unaccented syllables followed by an accented syllable Examples: Tambourine, cavalier, Marianne Beatles Example: Picture yourself in a boat by the river, where

marmalade people eat marshmallow pies. Types of Feet in Metric Poetry Spondaic: foot consisting of two accented syllables. Examples: New York, short cake, heartbreak.

Number of Feet in Metric Poetry Monometer: one foot

Dimeter: two feet Trimeter: three feet Tetrameter: four feet Pentameter: five feet Hexameter: six feet Heptameter: seven feet Octameter: eight feet

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