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Rhythm and Meter. Rhythm. The recurrence/repetition of stressed and unstressed sounds Can be created through the repetition of words and phrases Typically created through accented or unaccented syllables. Vocabulary. Syllable. Stress/Accent. A sound part of a word. Emphasizing with sound

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rhythm
Rhythm
  • The recurrence/repetition of stressed and unstressed sounds
  • Can be created through the repetition of words and phrases
  • Typically created through accented or unaccented syllables
vocabulary
Vocabulary

Syllable

Stress/Accent

  • A sound part of a word
  • Emphasizing with sound
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vocabulary1
Vocabulary

Meter

  • A rhythmic pattern of stresses/accents in a poem

Prosody

  • All the metrical elements combined

Scansion

  • Measuring/marking the stresses/accents in a line or poem
  • Verb is scan
vocabulary2
Vocabulary

Foot

  • A metrical unit by which poetry is scanned/measured
  • Typically has 1 stressed/accented and 1 or 2 unstressed/unaccented
  • A line is measured by how many feet it containes
iambic pentameter
Iambic Pentameter
  • Exposure to many, mastery of this one!
  • A line of 5 feet of unstressed, stressed

Blank verse:

  • Unrhymed iambic pentameter
  • Shakespeare!
vocabulary3
Vocabulary

Rising meter

  • Move from unstressed to stressed

Falling meter

  • Move from stressed to unstressed

Masculine ending

  • A line that ends with a stressed syllable

Feminine ending

  • A line that ends with an unstressed syllable
vocabulary4
Vocabulary

Caesura

  • A pause within a line
  • Indicated by double line when scanning

End-stopped line

  • Pause at end of line
  • Reflect normal speech patterns
  • Typically marked with punctuation

Enjambment

  • Running from one line to another
  • Also called run-on line
practice
Practice

On one of the 2 poems provided, label:

  • how many feet is in each line
  • Which feet are rising meter and which are falling meter
  • Which endings are masculine and which are feminine
  • Which lines use enjambment
tips for scanning a poem
Tips for Scanning a Poem
  • Count the syllables in each line
  • Based on the syllables, decipher foot pattern
  • Stress all syllables that are one major word
  • Look for two syllable words that have a root word; stress the root word
  • Notice pattern
  • Use pattern, dictionary, and pronunciation to figure out rest of accents