Iambic Pentameter

Iamb
unstressed, stressed

pentameter
five feet per line

iambic pentameter
a poetic meter that is made up of 5 stressed syllables each followed by an unstressed syllable

stressed and unstressed syllables

foot
a group of 2 or 3 syllables forming the basic unit of poetic rhythm

rhyme
the repetition of sounds at the ends of words

half rhyme
words whose sounds are similar but not identical

end rhyme
Rhyme that occurs at the end of two or more lines of poetry

masculine and feminine endings

rhyme scheme
a regular pattern of rhyming words in a poem

enjambment
when one line ends without a pause and continues into the next line for its meaning

blank verse
unrhymed verse (usually in iambic pentameter)

rhyming couplets
pairs of rhyming lines

heroic couplets
aabb contains complete and pithy thought rhyme like others

sonnet
a verse form consisting of 14 lines of iambic pentameter
poetry that deals with love, aging, monarchs
english abab cdcd efef gg
italian abbaabba ccdde or cdcdee or cdecde
Spenserian ababbcbccdcdee

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