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  1. Poetry Meter

  2. There are five types of meter we will study: • Iamb • Trochee • Spondee • Dactyl • Anapest

  3. Stressed (/) vs. Unstressed (U) • Stress = emphasis on a syllable • How are these words stressed? • Record • Photograph • Photography • Photographic

  4. Stress and Rhythm • Most of the time, stressed and unstressed syllables will occur in a pattern. • There are five types that you should know: iamb, trochee, spondee, dactyl, anapest

  5. Iamb • Two syllable foot that is stressed in the second syllable (unstressed-stressed) • “Shall I compare thee to a summer’s dayThou art more lovely and more temperate” • Shakespeare

  6. Trochee • Two syllable foot that is stressed in the first syllable (stressed-unstressed) • “Double, double toil and troublefire burn and cauldron bubble” • Shakespeare

  7. Spondee • A two syllable foot where both feet are stressed (stressed-stressed) • “White founts falling in the courts of the sun” • Chesterton

  8. Dactyl • A three syllable foot where the first syllable is stressed (stressed-unstressed-unstressed) • “Out of the cradle endlessly rockingOut of the mockingbird’s throat, the musical shuttle” • Whitman

  9. Anapest • A three syllable foot where the last syllable is stressed (unstressed-unstressed-stressed) • “Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house” • Anonymous

  10. Let’s practice together! • “Be near me when my light is lowWhen the blood creeps and the nerve pricks and tingle; and the heart is sick” • Tennyson • Spondee, Iambic, Anapest

  11. “to strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield” • Tennyson • Iambic

  12. “Just for a handful of silver he left usJust for a riband to stick in his coat” • Browning • Dactyl

  13. “I must finish my journey alone” • Cowper • Anapest

  14. “Ah distinctly I remember it was in the bleak December And each separate dying ember wrought its ghost upon the floor” • Poe • Trochee

  15. Questions?

  16. Practice in Groups of Three! • Use the poem “I Know why the Caged Bird Sings” by Maya Angelou and analyze the meter of the poem

  17. On Your OWN! • Use the poem “Hope is the thing with Feathers” by Emily Dickinson and analyze the meter