Poetry; Rhythm

Rhythm
the accents in syllables of words

hard sound
´ accent mark for emphasis

soft sound
u accent mark

First step to find rhythm
Find a two syllable word anywhere in the poem

Second step to find rhythm
determine which syllable of the word is accented

Third step to find rhythm
assign soft/hard accents to the other syllables in the same time

Fourth step to find rhythm
find another two syllable word in a difficult line and repeat the process

Fifth step to find rhythm
if the lines match each other there is rhythm

iambic
soft/hard as in a wáke

trochaic
hard/soft as in név er

foot
the number of times a pattern occurs in each line of poetry

monometer
one foot meter

dimeter
two foot meter

trimeter
three foot meter

tetrameter
four foot meter

pentameter
five foot meter

caesura
a pause which can take the place of a syllable IF: you need a soft accent, there is a mark of punctuation, and it is at the end of the line

free verse
when a poem has no rhythm; it copies the flow of normal speech

blank verse
iambic pentameter that is unrhymed