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Old 08-05-2012, 02:59 PM   #1
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The word "iambic" describes the type of foot that is used (in English, an unstressed syllable followed by a stressed syllable). The word "pentameter" indicates that a line has five of these "feet."
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An iambic foot is an unstressed syllable followed by a stressed syllable. The rhythm can be written as:

da DUM

The da-DUM of a human heartbeat is the most common example of this rhythm.

A standard line of iambic pentameter is five iambic feet in a row:

da DUM da DUM da DUM da DUM da DUM

The tick-TOCK rhythm of iambic pentameter can be heard in the opening line of Shakespeare's Sonnet 12:

When I do count the clock that tells the time
So what's the point? There is no point. Add an iambic pentameter line to this poem.



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But, soft! what light through yonder window breaks?
It is the east, and Juliet is the sun.
Arise, fair sun, and kill the envious moon,
Who is already sick and pale with grief,
That thou her maid art far more fair than she:
Be not her maid, since she is envious;
Her vestal livery is but sick and green
And none but fools do wear it; cast it off.
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Old 08-05-2012, 03:00 PM   #2
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I love to feel my feet upon your back
My feet are huge - your back is very slim
I fear one day your vertebrae will crack...
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I love to feel my feet upon your back
My feet are huge - your back is very slim
I fear one day your vertebrae will crack...
I love to feel my feet upon your back
My feet are huge - your back is very slim
I fear one day your vertebrae will crack
And I will spend long, dark days in prison....
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I love to feel my feet upon your back
My feet are huge - your back is very slim
I fear one day your vertebrae will crack
And I will spend long, dark days in prison....


I love to feel my feet upon your back
My feet are huge - your back is very slim
I fear one day your vertebrae will crack
And I will spend long, dark days in prison

Alas prison food is rather sticky
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