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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 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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