BLANK VERSEStructure of iambic pentameter:•Five iambs per line –iamb: metrical foot with two syllables—stressed, then unstressed•Ten syllables per line (although exceptions do occur)
BLANK VERSEUnrhymed iambic pentameter Hamlet excerpt Seems, madam, Nay, it is. I know not seems. Tis not alone my inky cloak, good mother, Nor customary suits of solemn black, Nor windy suspiration of forcd breath, No, nor the fruitful river in the eye, Nor the dejected havior of the visage, Together with all forms, moods, shapes of grief, That can denote me truly. These indeed seem, For they are actions that a man might play; But I have that within which passeth show- These but the trappings and the suits of woe.
CONCEIT• A far-fetched simile or metaphor –It compares two very different things
CONCEIT CONCEIT“Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?” - William Shakespeare, Sonnet 18
CONCEIT“There is no frigate like a book.” - Emily Dickinson, There is No Frigate Like a Book
SOLILOQUY•Part of a play in whichan actor reveals his/herthoughts aloud and byoneself Patrick Stewart in Macbeth
SOLILOQUY Macbeth Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow, Creeps in this petty pace from day to day To the last syllable of recorded time, And all our yesterdays have lighted fools The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle! Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player That struts and frets his hour upon the stage And then is heard no more: it is a tale Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, Signifying nothing.