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  1. Dec 2021
    1. The Good-Morrow has a basic iambic pentameter template, that is, there are five regular beats and ten syllables in each line except for the last line of each stanza which has twelve, so count as hexameters.

      But there are odd exceptions here and there - some lines with an extra beat for example (11 syllables), others with trochees, spondees and anapaests, which alter rhythm and so bring added interest for the reader.

      John Donne was famous for not completely yielding to the formality of poetry that was high valued during his time.

      Source: Owlcation https://owlcation.com/humanities/Analysis-of-Poem-The-Good-Morrow-by-John-Donne

  2. Feb 2018
    1. The word "iambic" refers to the type of foot that is used, known as the iamb, which in English is an unstressed syllable followed by a stressed syllable.

      Is there really a correct way of saying something? According to the Iambic Pentameter, there are more than a few ways of distinguishing the stressed syllable within a word. "Iambic" in particular refers to the first syllable pf a word as stressed. Well, what about those with non-similar accents? If a person from Los Angeles were to attempt to say the same word as someone from Virginia just in different accents, I ask which syllable would be stressed more than the other?