The Rhyming & the Styling of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The 3 Writing Styles of MSND -Iambic Pentameter, - Rhymed Verse, - Catalectic Trochaic Tetrameter. Iambic Pentameter. is a kind of rhythmic pattern that consist of:
hippOLyTA, i WOO'D thee WITH my SWORD, and WON thy LOVE, doING thee INjurIES;
Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind; (A rhyme)And therefore is wing'd Cupid painted blind: (A rhyme)Nor hath Love's mind of any judgment taste; (B rhyme)Wings and no eyes figure unheedyhaste: (B rhyme)And therefore is Love said to be a child, (C rhyme)Because in choice he is so oft beguiled. (C rhyme)
DUM-da, DUM-da, DUM-da, DUM-da.
Here's an example where Puck addresses Oberon:CAPtain OF our FAIry BAND,HELeNA is HERE at HAND;