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Understanding rhyme and meter!

Understanding rhyme and meter!

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1st you must know what the symbols mean!!

1st you must know what the symbols mean!!

U = unstressed

/ = stressed

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2nd  Find the pattern

2nd Find the pattern

U / = iambic

/ U = trochaic

U U / = anapestic

/ U U = dactylic

/ / U = spondaic

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3rd  You need to know that each pattern is a foot!

3rd You need to know that each pattern is a foot!

How many feet do you have?

ONE FOOT - monometer

TWO FEET - dimeter

THREE FEET - trimeter

FOUR FEET - tetrameter

FIVE FEET - pentameter

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Now all you need to do is put the two together!!

Now all you need to do is put the two together!!

Ex. //U //U //U = spondaic trimeter

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Now see if you can guess the following. Use your notes. (You know Ill try to trick you!)

Now see if you can guess the following. Use your notes. (You know Ill try to trick you!)

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