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  • 1. Poetic Meter
  • 2. Stressed & Unstressed Syllables METER: the basic rhythmic structure of a verse or lines in verse PROSODY: the study of meter SCAN: to mark the stressed & unstressed syllables in a poem STRESSEDsyllables: / UNSTRESSED syllables: U
  • 3. Stress Patterns IAMB: U/ TROCHEE: / U SPONDEE: / / ANAPEST: U U / DACTYL: / U U Each unit is called a FOOT
  • 4. Number of Feet MONOMETER: 1 foot DIMETER: 2 feet TRIMETER: 3 feet TETRAMETER: 4 feet PENTAMETER: 5 feet HEXAMETER: 6 feeet HEPTAMETER: 7 feet OCTAMETER: 8 feet
  • 5. Putting It Together Iambic Pentameter U / U / U / U / U /UU/UU/UU//U/U/U/U/U/U/U/////////UU/U/U/U/U/UU/