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Sonnets. William Shakespeare. How would you spell out your heartbeat?. Meter. Meter : the basic rhythmic structure of a verse or lines in verse Iambic pentameter : consists of five iambs – five sets of unstressed syllables followed by stressed syllables

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sonnets

Sonnets

William Shakespeare

meter
Meter
  • Meter: the basic rhythmic structure of a verse or lines in verse
  • Iambic pentameter: consists of five iambs – five sets of unstressed syllables followed by stressed syllables
  • Couplet: two lines of verse, usually in the same meter and joined by rhyme, that form a unit
r hyme
Rhyme
  • Rhyme scheme: the ordered pattern of rhymes at the ends of the lines of a poem or verse
  • Exact rhyme: a rhyme in which the later part of the word or phrase is identical sounding to that of another
    • Ex: cat; hat
  • Slant rhyme:  words that come near rhyming, but do not really rhyme
    • Ex: orange; door hinge
  • End rhyme: rhymes that come at the end of a line of poetry
  • Internal rhyme: rhymes that come in the middle of a line of poetry
structure
Structure
  • Stanza: a group of lines forming the basic recurring metrical unit in a poem
  • Blank verse: a verse of iambic pentameter that does not rhyme
  • Free verse: poetry that does not rhyme or have a regular meter
  • Quatrain: a group of four lines
shakespearean sonnet
Shakespearean Sonnet
  • One stanza
  • Iambic pentameter
  • 3 quatrains and a couplet (therefore- a Shakespearean sonnet is 14 lines)
    • Rhyming couplet at the end
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