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Department
English
Course
ENGLISH 1A03
Professor
Lorraine York
Semester
Fall

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Short Genres Lecture Sound, Repetition and Rhythm 1. Scansion –metre “a pattern of rhythm in poetry -scansion is the method of determining the metre of poetry 1. Syllables: When e ver Rich ard Co ry went down town (10 syllables) 2. Whenever Richard Cory went down town 3. Whenev/er Rich/ard Co/ry went/ down town /=ictus (symbol to mark stressed syllable) =breve(symbol to mark unstressed syllable) 4. Find the prevailing unit: =iamb (unstressed, stressed) (adjective: iambic) X5 feet (pentameter) = iambic pentameter Other common English language poetic feet Trochee= stressed, unstressed “Tyger, tiger burning bright” (William Blake) Dominant pattern is trochaic -Anapest= unstressed, unstressed, stressed Oh, give me a home where the buffalo roam Dactyl= stressed, unstressed, unstressed Example… Merrily, Merrily, onward e go! Mem
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