Transcript Rhyme and Meter
Rhyme and Meter
Meaning The repetition of similar sounds The sounds are not always exactly the same The spelling does not have to be the same Example Thinking , linking Bake, cake Frog, hog High, sky Mean, fine
2. Exact Rhyme
Meaning When the sounds that rhyme are exactly the same sounds. Example Hat, cat Free, bee Exactly the same sounds .
3. Approximate Rhyme / Half Rhyme
Meaning When the words repeat some sounds, but are not exact echoes Example Mean, fine Rate, bet Life, die Beef, streets Sounds are similar, but not exact
4. End Rhymes
Meaning When the rhymes come at the end of the lines Example Where in this b ook do you think I should l ook ?
Every day I look at the s ky.
I think of my life and ask myself why.
5. Internal Rhymes
Meaning Rhymes that occur within a line of poetry Example I set my hat on the mat I was a fool who skipped school
6. Rhyme Scheme
Meaning A regular pattern of rhyme Letters are used to represent like sounds Example A B A B = Riches I hold in light esteem , And Love I laugh to scorn ; And lust of Fame was but a dream That vanished with the morn -
Meaning The pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables in poetry as expressed by syllabication.
Syllabication is the use of stressed and unstressed markings.
Meaning A “ foot ” is the combination of stressed and unstressed syllables that make up a recurrent metric unit of a line.
We “ scan ” a poem to determine its basic meter and to consider the relevance of that rhythm to the meaning of the poem. When we scan a poem, we begin by saying the poetic lines aloud, paying careful attention to the syllables which seem to be stressed (pronounced with more emphasis) .
This pattern of
(unstressed/stressed) is called an
The following are examples of iambic feet.
Along with the iamb, there are other possible patterns: Pattern Noun Adjective ~ / iamb iambic ~ ~ / anapest anapestic / ~ trochee trochaic / ~ ~ dactyl dactylic / / spondee spondaic