AP 1st Poetry Terms Monometer-Octometer

Monometer
One-foot line
“Ode on a Grecian Urn Summarized”

Gods chase
Round vase.
What say?
What play?
Don’t know
Nice, though.

Dimeter
Two-foot line

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“Bridge of Sighs”

Take her up tenderly,
Lift her with care,
Fashioned so slenderly,
Young and so fair.

Trimeter
Three-foot line

“My Papa’s Waltz”

…We romped until the pans
Slid from the kitchen shelf;
My mother’s countenance
Could not unfrown itself.

Tetrameter
Four-foot line

“Milton”

And did those feet in ancient time
Walk upon England’s mountains green?
And was the holy Lamb of God
On England’s pleasant pastures seen?

Pentameter
Five-foot line

“A Midsummer Night’s Dream”

And I do love thee: therefore, go with me;
I’ll give thee fairies to attend on thee,
And they shall fetch thee jewels from the deep,
And sing while thou on pressed flowers dost sleep;

Hexameter
Six-foot line
Sometimes called an alexandrine

“Evangeline”

This is the fórest priméval.
The múrmuring pínes and the hémlocks.

Heptameter
Seven-foot line

“Annabel Lee”

It was many and many a year ago, In a kingdom by the sea,
That a maiden there lived whom you may know by the name of Annabel Lee;
And this maiden she lived with no other thought than to love and be loved by me.

Octometer
Eight-foot line

“Angel Delight”

Sweet little angel
fill my heart with joy;
let me feel the love
you will give today.
In your shining eyes,
bright as sunshine’s ray
you bring me delight
each and every day.