What type of verse in 10 syllables long and alternates unstressed and stressed syllables?
Asked in Poetic Forms
What type of verse is ten syllables long and alternates stressed and unstressed syllables?
Asked in Grammar, Sentence and Word Structure
Which of these terms as a metrical foot pattern in poetry features one stressed syllable followed by two unstressed syllables?
One stressed syllable followed by two unstressed is called a dactyl, and a line of verse written in that style is called dactyllic. Here are the other kinds of metrical feet as well: iamb: unstressed, stressed trochee: stressed, unstressed dactyl: stressed, unstressed, unstressed anapest: unstressed, unstressed, stressed amphibrach: unstressed, stressed, unstressed amphimacer: stressed, unstressed, stressed bacchius: unstressed, stressed, stressed antibacchius: stressed, unstressed, unstressed pyrrhus: unstressed, unstressed spondee: stressed, stressed tribrach: unstressed, unstressed, unstressed molossus: stressed, stressed, stressed
Asked in The Outsiders
What is the meter in ballad of Birmingham?
....In verse and poetry, meter is a recurring pattern of stressed (accented, or long) and unstressed (unaccented, or short) syllables in lines of a set length. For example, suppose a line contains ten syllables (set length) in which the first syllable is unstressed, the second is stressed, the third is unstressed, the fourth is stressed, and so on until the line reaches the tenth syllable. The line would look like the following one (the opening line of Shakespeare's "Sonnet 18") containing a pattern of unstressed and stressed syllables. The unstressed syllables are in blue and the stressed syllables in red.Shall I com PARE thee TO a SUM mer's DAY? Each pair of unstressed and stressed syllables makes up a unit called a foot. The line contains five feet in all, as shown next:....1.............. 2.................3..............4................ 5 Shall.I..|..com.PARE..|..thee.TO..|..a.SUM..|..mer's DAY?
Asked in Poetry, Literary Terminology, Sonnet
What is a Iambic Pentameter sonnet?
Iambic pentameter is the system of using alternating stressed and unstressed syllables in poetry. Think of this song as a poem: Mary had a little lamb Its fleece was white as snow And everywhere that Mary went The lamb was sure to go That verse starts with stressed syllable and alternates every other syllable until the end which gives it a sing-song effect. See the link below.
Asked in Poetry
Why is this verse an example of iambic pentameter?
Asked in Poetry, Literary Terminology
What are lines of unrhymed iambic pentameter referred to as?
Blank verse is poetry with a regular meter but no rhyme. Unrhymed iambic pentameter is a specific type of blank verse. "Pentameter" means each line of poetry has 5 feet. In poetry, a "foot" is a small group of syllables. In English, "iambic" means each foot has two syllables, an unstressed syllable followed by a stressed syllable (different for Latin and other languages).
Asked in Judaism, Poetry, English to Hebrew
What is meter in hebrew poetry?
Traditional (ancient) Hebrew poetry is more focused on imagery than on sound and metre. Answer: The meter in ancient Hebrew verse (Hebrew Bible) is determined by the cantillation. This is the musical trope by which the verses are sung in the traditional manner. Examples of word-play, onomatopoeia, alliteration and other devices are also sometimes found in the Tanakh (Hebrew Bible), but not all that often. Poetic meter in the Tanakh sometimes appears too, but generally not for long passages. The feet (the length) of the poetic meter can last for a few words of a couple of verses. It can be stressed-unstressed-stressed-unstressed (iambic or trochaic), or stressed-unstressed-unstressed (anapestic or dactylic); or the two types can be consecutive, such as two or three feet of anapestic followed by a foot of trochaic. The first verse in the Song of Songs is an example of this. It goes: AbbAbAbbA (A indicates stressed; b indicates unstressed).
Asked in William Shakespeare
Does Shakespeare uses 11 syllables for each line in Romeo and Juliet?
No, he usually uses ten syllables. The name of the verse line which Shakespeare uses in Romeo and Juliet, and in the rest of his plays, is iambic pentameter. "Iambic" because the dominant foot is an iamb, an unstressed syllable followed by a stressed syllable. "Pentameter" because there are five feet in every line. Here an example, with a vertical rule between each foot and the stressed syllables capitalized: "In fair Verona, where we lay our scene" in FAIR | verON | a WHERE | we LAY | our SCENE
Asked in William Shakespeare
Why did Shakespeare use 10 syllables per line?
Shakespeare's verse is not characterized by the number of syllables (as, for example, a haiku is) but rather by its patterns of stressed and unstressed syllables. The pattern of a weak syllable followed by a strong one, as in words like "Berlin", "depends", "revoke", "Jerome", is called an iamb. Shakespeare's predecessors found that units of five of these iambs approximated normal English speech while at the same time being musical and therefore easier to remember.
Asked in Chemical Bonding
What is an ionic hexameter in poems?
Ionic: either describing its origin (from Ionia Greece) or its syllable pattern (Ionic is a metrical foot of four syllables, either two long syllables followed by two short syllables (greater Ionic) or two short syllables followed by two long syllables (lesser Ionic)) hexameter: A line of verse consisting of six metrical feet Note: Ionic is not to be confused with 1) Iambic which is the use of a metrical foot consisting of an unstressed syllable followed by a stressed syllable 2) Ionic bonding in Chemistry
Asked in Poetry, William Shakespeare
When I do count the clock that tells the time William Shakespeare Sonnet 12 Why is this verse an example of iambic pentameter?
Asked in William Shakespeare
What is rhythm and speech?
Rhythm consists of patterns of stressed and unstressed sound, and of longer and shorter sounds and silences. Rhythm is one of the fundamental qualities of music. It also appears in speech. Even ordinary speech contains stressed and unstressed sounds which form a pattern. Using capitals to show the stressed syllables, the rhythm of that last sentence is "EVen ORdiNAry SPEECH conTAINS STRESSED and UNstressed SOUNDS which FORM a PAttern." In English as in many other languages, stressed and unstressed sounds tend to alternate. The most common elements of rythmic pattern are groups of two, either STRONG-weak or weak-STRONG, either DUM-ti or ti-DUM. The DUM-ti rhythm is called trochee (tro-kay) and shows up in words like fortress, hamper, waddle and so on. When a whole bunch of words with this rhythm are strung together you get a verse in trochaic rhythm, such as "Peter, Peter, Pumpkin eater, had a wife and couldn't keep her." The ti-DUM rhythm is called iamb (I am), is used in words like behave, remind, device, and when strung together results in iambic verse like "The other night upon the stair I met a man who wasn't there." Shakespeare wrote much of his dialogue in unrhymed verse consisting of five iambic units per line (this is called Blank Verse), such as: "I here resign my government to thee For thou art fortunate in all thy deeds" (Henry VI Part III Act IV Scene 6) Using bold lettering to show the stressed syllables, this reads: I here resign my government to thee For thou art fortunate in all thy deeds.
Asked in William Shakespeare, Sonnet, Syllable Count
How many syllables does Shakespeare blank verse have in one line?
Asked in Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare
What 5-foot 2-syllable verse format is Romeo and Juliet written in?
Iambic pentameter It is one of many meters used in poetry and drama. It describes a particular rhythm that the words establish in each line. That rhythm is measured in small groups of syllables; these small groups of syllables are called "feet". The word "iambic" describes the type of foot that is used. The word "pentameter" indicates that a line has five of these "feet". When a pair of syllables is arranged as a short followed by a long, or an unstressed followed by a stressed, pattern, that foot is said to be "iambic".
How many types of alliteration are there?
Alliteration is a poetic device that appears as repeated sounds, at stressed syllables. The word alliteration itself is alliteration; it is marked by the double "L" sound at the stressed syllable. While it contains also a repeated "A" sound, the A's are at unstressed syllables, therefore non-alliterated. There are three sub-forms of alliteration: assonance, consonance, and sibilance. Assonance: The repetition of vowel sounds within a line of verse for the purpose of supporting or continuing internal rhyme. Consonance: The repetition of consonant sounds within a line of verse for the purpose of supporting or continuing half or slant rhyme. Sibilance: The repetition of sibilants or "ss" sounds in a line of verse. Sibilance is more accurately a special form of consonance. All assonance, consonance, and sibilance are alliteration, but not all alliteration is assonance, consonance, or sibliance.
Asked in Poetry
What do they most often use in poetry?
"Verse", the individual line format of poems, is used most often in poetry. In fact, if the work is not in verse format, it isn't even poetry. One problem with this answer though is that it is a tautology. It is like saying "poetry is used most often in poetry." Not very helpful. So another answer could be "meter." Meter is the rhythmic inflection of stressed and unstressed syllables of the words in each line of verse. Not all poetry has meter though. Some poems have lines written without a specific metric format. This is called "free verse." Note that even lines of a poem that have no meter are still called "verse." "Rhyme schemes" are a distant third. Poems need not rhyme to be considered poetry.