a line of metrical text
a verse form consisting of 14 lines with a fixed rhyme scheme
A stanza or group of four lines of poetry
Two consecutive lines of poetry that rhyme.
a fixed number of lines of verse forming a unit of a poem
The process of measuring the stresses in a line of verse in order to determine the metrical pattern of the line.
a group of syllables in verse usually consisting of one accented syllable and one or two unaccented syllables associated with it.
unstressed, stressed (U/)
unstressed, unstressed, stressed (UU/)
stressed, unstressed, unstressed (/UU)
stressed, stressed (//)
stressed, unstressed (/U)
What is the poetic meter?
the number of feet per line
one foot per line
two feet per line (pattern repeats itself twice)
three feet per line (pattern repeats itself three times)
four feet per line (pattern repeats itself four times)
five feet per line (pattern repeats itself five times)
What is the rhyme scheme for a Shakespearean sonnet?
abab cdcd efef gg
What is the rhythm or meter of a sonnet?
iambic pentameter (each line in a Shakespearean sonnet is made up of five iambic feet - 10 syllables)
U/ U/ U/ U/ U/