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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:

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The rhyming the styling of shakespeare s a midsummer night s dream

The Rhyming & the Styling of Shakespeare’sA Midsummer Night’s Dream


The 3 writing styles of msnd iambic pentameter rhymed verse catalectic trochaic tetrameter

The 3 Writing Styles of MSND-Iambic Pentameter, -Rhymed Verse, -Catalectic Trochaic Tetrameter


Iambic pentameter

Iambic Pentameter

  • is a kind of rhythmic pattern that consist of:

  • five “iambs”per line (iamb-unaccented syllable followed by an accented one).

  • It's the most common rhythm in English poetry and sounds like five heartbeats:

  • “Penta" means "five,"

  • “meter" refers to a regular rhythmic pattern.


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Iambic Pentameter

  • It's the most common rhythm in English poetry and sounds like five heartbeats: da DUM, da DUM, da DUM, da DUM, da DUM.

  • Here's an example from Theseus's speech to Hippolyta:

    hippOLyTA, i WOO'D thee WITH my SWORD, and WON thy LOVE, doING thee INjurIES;


Rhymed verse

Rhymed Verse

  • Passionate youth of MSND rhyme their words (Hermia’s)

    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)


C atalectic t rochaic t etrameter

Catalectic Trochaic Tetrameter

  • Used by fairies & also witches in Macbeth

  • A "trochee" is the opposite of an "iamb."

  • It's an accented syllable followed by an unaccented syllable that sounds like DUM-da.

  • "Tetra" means "four" and "meter" refers to a regular rhythmic pattern. So "trochaic tetrameter" is a kind of rhythmic pattern that consist of four trochees per line


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Catalectic Trochaic Tetrameter

  • It sounds like this:

    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;


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