the pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables in lines of poetry
describing the rhythms of poetry by dividing the lines into feet, marking the locations of stressed/unstressed syllables and counting syllables.
the basic building blocks of meter. different combinations of stressed and unstressed syllables.
stressed/unstressed (/ U)
the number of feet in a line
when a line continues without punctuation on to the next line
a natural pause in the middle of a line
repetition of words/lines in a poem
the repetition of initial consonants in words
has no regular meter