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1 Sonnets William Shakespeare

2 How would you spell out your heartbeat?


4 Meter Meter: the basic rhythmic structure of a verse or lines in verse
Iambic pentameter: consists of five iambs – five sets of unstressed syllables followed by stressed syllables Couplet: two lines of verse, usually in the same meter and joined by rhyme, that form a unit

5 Rhyme Rhyme scheme: the ordered pattern of rhymes at the ends of the lines of a poem or verse Exact rhyme: a rhyme in which the later part of the word or phrase is identical sounding to that of another Ex: cat; hat Slant rhyme:  words that come near rhyming, but do not really rhyme Ex: orange; door hinge End rhyme: rhymes that come at the end of a line of poetry Internal rhyme: rhymes that come in the middle of a line of poetry

6 Structure Stanza: a group of lines forming the basic recurring metrical unit in a poem Blank verse: a verse of iambic pentameter that does not rhyme Free verse: poetry that does not rhyme or have a regular meter Quatrain: a group of four lines

7 Shakespearean Sonnet One stanza Iambic pentameter
3 quatrains and a couplet (therefore- a Shakespearean sonnet is 14 lines) Rhyming couplet at the end

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