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1 Rhythm, Meter, and Rhyming!

2 Rhyming Patterns Couplet: Quatrain: 2 lines that rhyme 4 lines total
Lines 1 and 3 rhyme Lines 2 and 4 rhyme (abab)

3 Couplet Poem Across the sky they seem to flow As wind and currents gently blow. The cumulus clouds in the sky, Fluffy, white, and ever so high. Their shapes and forms are most complex Numbering at least a googolplex. by Rebecca Wiggins

4 Quatrain High in the bright blue sky A bird soared silently on the breeze I saw him as he flew by And wondered how he flew with such ease (a) (b)

5 Sonnets Shakespeare wrote 154 sonnets altogether 14 lines total
Speaker is male Chief subject is love 14 lines total abab – cdcd – efef - gg Uses iambic pentameter Each line has 10 syllables

6 Iambic Pentameter An “iamb” is a weak word or syllable followed by a strong word or syllable (da-DUM). The weak/strong pair is called a foot. Five feet make up a line. Infected be the air whereon they ride: And damn’d be them that trust them! I did hear” --Macbeth

7 Sonnet #18 Shall I compare thee to a Summer's day? Thou art more lovely and more temperate: Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May, And Summer's lease hath all too short a date: Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines, And oft' is his gold complexion dimm'd; And every fair from fair sometime declines, By chance or nature's changing course untrimm'd: But thy eternal Summer shall not fade Nor lose possession of that fair thou owest; Nor shall Death brag thou wanderest in his shade, When in eternal lines to time thou growest: So long as men can breathe, or eyes can see, So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.

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