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Sunset over Poppy Field

Working with Meter

Key Take Aways

  • Iambic: a specific sequence of unstressed and stressed syllables found in poetry.

  • Foot: one pair of stressed and unstressed syllables.

  • Focus on the connection between those stressed and unstressed syllables by reading your work aloud.

  • Sonnet: a 14 line poem written in iambic pentameter with a specific rhyme scheme.

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