Verse and Meter PowerPoint

Blank Verse
Blank verse is poetry that is written in
unrhymed iambic pentameter
“Tis but thy name that is my enemy
Thou art thy self, thou not a Montague.
What’s Montague? It is not hand, nor foot,
Nor arm, nor face, nor any other part”
Iambic Meter
Iambic meter refers to the fact that the lines
are written in iambs.
An iamb is a metrical foot consisting of one unstressed
syllable followed by an stressed syllable.
Ex: “Wilt thou provoke”
Iambic pentameter
Iambic pentameter is poetry in which each line
contains five iambs.
Can be rhymed or unrhymed
Ex: “Tis but thy name that is my enemy”
A couplet is two consecutive lines of poetry
that rhyme and have the same meter
“The which if you with patient ears attend,
What here shall miss, our toil shall strive to mend.”
End-stopped line
An end-stopped line has a pause at the end.
End-stopped lines reflect normal speech
patterns and are often marked by punctuation.
All of the meaning is contained in one line
Ex: “He jests at scars that never felt a wound.”
Run-on line
Run-on line- when one line ends without a
pause and continues into the next line for its
No punctuation
 Ex:
“O, speak again, bright angel! For thou art
As glorious to this night being o’er my head,”