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Sunday, June 12, 2011

iambic pentameter

I've known for some time what iambic pentameter is, but for a while my grip on the concept was shaky (and I'll admit I still don't always recognize it).  But I just heard the perfect example:  "O night!  O night! Alack, alack, alack!” from Midsummer Night's Dream.  That line should be taught any time iambic pentameter is taught.  It would save a lot of time and trouble.

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