Iambic Pentameter

In this lesson, we will learn how to recognise iambic pentameter in sonnets.

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

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Q1.How many lines are there in a Shakespearean sonnet?

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Q2.Which of the below explanations best describes a rhyme scheme?

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Q3.Which of the below rhyme schemes is correct for a Shakespearean sonnet?

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Q4.There are 3 _______________ in a Shakespearean sonnet.

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Q5.The final two lines of a Shakespearean sonnet share an end rhyme and are called _________________.

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Q6.Which of the descriptions below is the correct definition of a 'volta' in poetry?

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Q7.Where does the volta occur in a Shakespearean sonnet?

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.How many lines are there in a Shakespearean sonnet?

1/7

Q2.Which of the below explanations best describes a rhyme scheme?

2/7

Q3.Which of the below rhyme schemes is correct for a Shakespearean sonnet?

3/7

Q4.There are 3 _______________ in a Shakespearean sonnet.

4/7

Q5.The final two lines of a Shakespearean sonnet share an end rhyme and are called _________________.

5/7

Q6.Which of the descriptions below is the correct definition of a 'volta' in poetry?

6/7

Q7.Where does the volta occur in a Shakespearean sonnet?

7/7

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Lesson 3 - Iambic Pentameter

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Q1.What is a syllable?

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Q2.How many single syllables or beats are there (usually) in each line of a sonnet?

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Q3.Does iambic pentameter start with an unstressed or stressed syllable?

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Q4.In iambic pentameter, how many pairs of syllables does 'penta' refer to?

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Q5.Do sonnets have a strict structure?

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Lesson 3 - Iambic Pentameter

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Q1.What is a syllable?

1/5

Q2.How many single syllables or beats are there (usually) in each line of a sonnet?

2/5

Q3.Does iambic pentameter start with an unstressed or stressed syllable?

3/5

Q4.In iambic pentameter, how many pairs of syllables does 'penta' refer to?

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Q5.Do sonnets have a strict structure?

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Lesson summary: Iambic Pentameter

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