# Sensations of Syllables Understanding meter and analyzing images.

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Sensations of Syllables Understanding meter and analyzing images

Rhythm in Music What songs did you bring in that is, “about a person becoming who he or she wants to be”? What type of music do you listen to? How is it different than the music your parents listen to? Tap out the rhythm of your favorite song

KEY VOCABULARY Feet/ foot: a foot is one unit of measurement /car/ = one foot /boyfriend/ = two feet Meter: pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables that sets the rhythm for the poem Rhythm: pattern of sound created by the arrangement of stressed and unstressed syllables Free verse: poetry which does not have a regular meter

Beat = Rhythm = Measurement In music the rhythm is based on the time signature, how long each measure is – 4/4 3/4 6/8 In poetry rhythm is based on how long each line is Line length is measured by syllables

Two syllable meters The meters with two-syllable feet are IAMBIC (x /) : That time of year thou mayst in me behold TROCHAIC (/ x): Tell me not in mournful numbers SPONDAIC (/ /): Break, break, break/ On thy cold gray stones, O Sea!

Three syllable meters Meters with three-syllable feet are ANAPESTIC (x x /): And the sound of a voice that is still DACTYLIC (/ x x): This is the forest primeval, the murmuring pines and the hemlock (a trochee replaces the final dactyl)

Metrical Names A line of one foot is a monometer (1), 2 feet is a dimeter, 3 feet trimeter 4 feet tetrameter (4), 5 feet pentameter (5), 6 feet hexameter (6), 7 feet heptameter (7), 8 feet octameter (8). The number of syllables in a line varies according to the meter

Name that meter! Half a league, half a league, Half a league onward, All in the valley of Death Rode the six hundred. "Forward, the Light Brigade! "Charge for the guns!" he said: Into the valley of Death Rode the six hundred.

Do all poems have to have meter? No! Think of “When I Was a Young Tomboy” This is an example of a free verse poem We like those too! Why does all of this matter? Look at the TPCASTT handout. You will be doing one of these for every two poems you read. The structure of the poem adds to its readability and message