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Poetry Syllables, Rhythm, and Patterns Words are broken into syllables, parts that create a specific sound. Poets use syllables to create sounds and rhythms in their poems. Being able to identify the poet’s use of syllables can help the reader better understand the meaning of the poem and to identify the type of poem created.
“But soft! What light through yonder window breaks?” Identify the syllables in the following line from Romeo and Juliet “(But) (soft)! (What) (light) (through) (yon) (der) (win) (dow) (breaks)?”
Rhythm is a musical quality based on repetition. When you talk about the beat you hear when you read a poem, you are describing its rhythm. One common form of rhythm is meter, a regular pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables in the lines of a poem. Stressed syllables are marked ’ Unstressed syllables are marked ˘ Rhythm, Meter, and Feet
“But soft! What light through yonder window breaks?” Identify the stressed and unstressed syllables in the following line from Romeo and Juliet
Identify the syllables in the following poems. Determine if the poems fit the traditional definition of a haiku. State whether or not each poem is a haiku and provide reasons to support your decision. Why do you think some of these poems do not meet all of the elements of a haiku?
Applying Your Skills – Page 637 Reading Focus – Question #1 Be sure to show EACH poem in your response! Literary Focus – Questions #3-9 Read and complete each question carefully. You will receive no credit for incomplete responses.
Identify the rhyme scheme for each of the following sonnets. Highlight the couplets. State which type of sonnet each selection represents. Be sure to provide a brief explanation to support your opinion.