1st hour notes

Rhyme Schemeusing letters to identify a pattern of end rhyme in a poem

Scansion—Measuring beat in lines of poetry.

Feet—A set of syllables with a beat.

Meter—Number of feet in a line

Iamb (2 syllables) unstressed/stressed pattern. For example, today, between, or again

*Iambic Pentameter – Most important form! U / U / U / U / U /   (5 feet of iambs) Used for most blank verse and sonnets.

Blank Verse—Poetry written in iambic pentameter without rhyme.

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