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  Pentameter - LoveToKnow 1911
The pentameter scarcely exists except in conjunction with the hexameter, to which it always succeeds in elegaic verse.
The invention of the rigidly dactylic form was attributed by the Greeks to Archilochus.
The pentameter was always considered to add a melancholy air to verse, and it was especially beloved by the Greeks in those recitations (pai,liwSeirai) to the sound of the flute, which formed the earliest melodic performances at Delphi and elsewhere.
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 pentameter - Encyclopedia.com
pentameter [Gr.,=measure of five], in prosody, a line to be scanned in five feet (see versification).
The pentameter couplet was used also by his imitators in Scotland, with the important difference that when the final e disappeared from speech the couplet became one of strict pentameters.
Blank verse, a succession of unrhymed iambic pentameters, is primarily an English form and has been used in the loftiest epic and dramatic verse from Shakespeare and Milton to the present.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-pentamet.html   (1304 words)

  
 Pentameter 2
Pentameter 2 (UKP2) aims to rescue and protect victims of trafficking for sexual exploitation and to identify, disrupt, arrest and bring to justice those involved in criminal activity.
Pentameter 2 is the next stage in ensuring that the UK is a hostile environment for such criminals and will send out a clear message that as a society we will not tolerate the exploitation and brutality perpetrated by these 21st century human traffickers."
Pentameter 2 follows on from the achievements of Pentameter 1, which took place in 2006 and was the first proactive policing operation to simultaneously involve all 55 forces in the UK, being seen as a shining example of partnership working across a variety of disciplines.
www.pentameter.police.uk   (629 words)

  
 iambic pentameter - Encyclopedia.com
That generative models of iambic pentameter will identify passages of prose as acceptable iambic pentameter is, from the point...
Sterling Brown and the 'vestiges' of the blues: the role of race in English verse structure.
Once he departed from iambic pentameter, he was gone forever-unlike...
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 Annie Finch
Finch's key insight is that iambic pentameter, which carries such a heavy baggage of patriarchal institutions in education and the high tradition of English poetic diction, can best be studied at the moment of early free verse in English, when the grip of pentameter on verse was becoming unclenched.
As one might expect, pentameter for both poets can represent bounds and constriction, can be read "As Freezing persons, recollect the Snow." But since pentameter is also the meter historically associated with poetic sublimity (particularly through its associations with Milton), it is a double­voiced form.
But the relation between pentameter and dactyl is not merely situational or relational in Whitman, because as a classical meter the dactylic form also bears historical associations to "high" poetic genres.
www.usm.maine.edu /~afinch/morrisrev.htm   (1147 words)

  
 pentameter — FactMonster.com
The pentameter couplet was used also by his imitators in Scotland, with the important difference that when the final
disappeared from speech the couplet became one of strict pentameters.
Hexameter and Pentameter - Hexameter and Pentameter An alternate metre; often called elegiac verse.
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 AIUK : UK: Sex Trafficking - Amnesty applauds Pentameter, but calls for victim protection
'Pentameter has been a great success in drawing attention to the scale of this modern day slave trade in the UK, in seeing many individuals charged with trafficking offences, and in freeing women from desperate situations.
'What is important now is that Pentameter is not left as a single burst of concerted work on human trafficking, but that there is real follow through - that these prosecutions happen, that the intelligence gathered is used, and that more police time and resources are put into tackling this crime.
Police officers on Pentameter operations have not always been sure of where to place the women they have removed from massage parlours and flats.
www.amnesty.org.uk /news_details.asp?NewsID=16996   (620 words)

  
  Lynch, Literary Terms — Pentameter   (Site not responding. Last check: )
feet is known as pentameter (Greek penta, "five").
The most common verse form in English is iambic pentameter, that is, five feet in each verse, each containing an iamb (the second of two syllables stressed).
Three question marks mean I have to write more on the subject.
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  Iambic pentameter   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Iambic pentameter is a meter in poetry, consisting of lines with five feet (hence " pentameter ") in which the iamb is the dominant foot (hence "Iambic").
William Shakespeare, like many of his contemporaries, wrote poetry and drama in iambic pentameter and is one of the masters of the craft.
In fact, the skillful variation of iambic pentameter, rather than the consistent use of it, may well be what distinguishes the rhythmic artistry of poets like Donne, Shakespeare, Milton, and the 20th century sonneteer Edna St. Vincent Millay.
www.serebella.com /encyclopedia/article-Iambic_pentameter.html   (702 words)

  
 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Iambic pentameter
The word "pentameter" simply means that there are five feet in the line; iambic pentameter is a line comprising five iambs.
Iambic pentameter is among the most common metrical forms in English poetry: it is used in many of the major English poetic forms, including blank verse, the heroic couplet, and some of the traditional rhymed stanza forms.
Another common departure from standard iambic pentameter is the addition of a final unstressed syllable, which creates a weak or feminine ending.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Iambic-pentameter   (752 words)

  
 Masterclass: The Iambic Pentameter | Special Reports | Guardian Unlimited Books
But while this is an example of a regular iambic pentameter, it is not common, in good poetry, to find such perfect lines, or to find several of them in succession.
The iambic pentameter owes its pre-eminence in English poetry to its genius for variation.
The iambic pentameter is ideal for a long poem because of this capacity for each variation.
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 Iambic pentameter - Encyclopedia Dramatica
A normal person might think this obscure and boring subject could not produce drama on the internet.
This popular belief is incorrect: poets are second only to musicians in their fucktardedness, so the phrase iambic pentameter is often used in literary discussion to generate lulz or to pwn emos.
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 Intonation and iambic pentameter Papers on Language and Literature - Find Articles
The Halle-Keyser account described an iambic pentameter line as a sequence of positions defined as W or S for "Weak" or "Strong." Each of these positions was to be filled with a single syllable.
The simplest line was one in which every W position was filled with an unstressed syllable and every S with a fully stressed one, but the Halle-Keyser system recognized a limited set of variations on this pattern that were to be applied cyclically.
And, of course, by confining their attention to iambic pentameter, generative metrists do not consider the place of this meter among other meters and the reason for its long dominance as the meter of choice for drama and serious poetry of statement.
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 Poetry Life and Times, Vallance Review No. 53, January 2006   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Considerably richer late twentieth century and early twenty-first century metric theories, however diverse and contradictory, have abounded, and are beginning to expose the glaring deficiencies of traditional iambic pentameter theory in its attempts, however elegant and persuasive, to explain away the sonnet's superficial rhythmic structure.
While iambic pentameter adequately accounts for the basic rhythmic structure of most sonnets (though scarcely all, by any means), it does not address certain fundamental and frequently contradictory or paradoxical variances which crop up with astounding frequency in thousands upon thousands of famous sonnets.
This is a good thing, since consistently regular iambic pentameter is sooner or later bound to degenerate into a brittle foxtrot or worse yet, numbing dogtrot rhythmic beat, leaving the listener with the distinct impression he or she is listening to a poem which sounds uncannily like a kettle drum when recited.
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 The Ghost of Meter: Culture and Prosody in American Free Verse. - book reviews Style - Find Articles
Finch's key insight is that iambic pentameter, which carries such a heavy baggage of patriarchal institutions in education and the high tradition of English poetic diction, can best be studied at the moment of early free verse i English, when the grip of pentameter on verse was becoming unclenched.
As one might expect, pentameter for both poets can represent bounds and constriction, can be read "As Freezing persons, recollect the Snow." But since pentameter is also the meter historically associated with poetic sublimity (particularly through its associations with Milton), it is a double-voiced form.
But the relation between pentameter and dactyl is not merely situational or relational in Whitman, because as a classical meter the dactylic form also bears historical associations to "high" poetic genres.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m2342/is_n1_v28/ai_16130841   (896 words)

  
 Poetry Knowledge Zone - Class 9 : Terza Rima
Iambic pentameter is used in rime royal, Chaucerian couplets, blank verse (one of the play-writing media of Shakespeare and his contemporaries), ballades, sestinas, and Spenserian stanza.
Neoclassical poets used iambic pentameter in heroic couplets, and later poets have added their sonnets and works in blank verse to English and American literature.
Iambic pentameter itself is a rhythmical pattern of syllables.
www.boloji.com /poetry/learningzone/pkz9.htm   (680 words)

  
 Iambic Pentameter
Iambic pentameter is usually described as "lines consisting of
the same manner that the iambic pentameter was used in the
In the last five chapters of the text the iambic pentameter is
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 OWL at Purdue University: Printable Handouts: Meter
The term iambic pentameter often comes up in discussions of Shakespeare or any sonneteer, but the meaning of the term is often mistaken or simply overlooked.
In the case of pentameter, there are basically five feet per line.
Notice that Merrill moves toward iambic pentameter in line 6 and then sustains it through line 7.
owl.english.purdue.edu /handouts/print/general/gl_meter.html   (1050 words)

  
 Iambic Pentameter? - Absolute Write Water Cooler
I'm looking into this genre of poetry and wondered if anyone ever writes Iambic Pentameter Poems would like to try and write some but am unsure of how to start, any help or examples you could give would be great.
Most of my poems (some of which are on this forum) are either iambic or very close to it.
Back to iambic pentameter, what hasn't been mentioned yet is to explain that the rhythm is 'unstressed-stressed' - and, what I THINK I recollect is that this is what 'iambic' actually stands for.
www.absolutewrite.com /forums/showthread.php?t=7365&goto=nextnewest   (578 words)

  
 Amazon.com: pentameter   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Meter and Case in the Latin Elegiac Pentameter (Supplement to Language, Journal of the Linguistic Society of America, Volume 28, Number 4, Part 2 (October-December 1952); Language Dissertation No. 49) by George Joseph Siefert Jr.
Shakespeare's Verse: Iambic Pentameter and the Poet's Idiosyncracies.
A key to the studia metrica; or, An introduction to the composition of Latin hexameter and pentameter, alcaic and sapphic verse by John W Underwood (Unknown Binding - 1824)
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 Association of Chief Police Officers - News
A nationwide campaign to tackle the illegal exploitation of trafficking victims, ‘Operation Pentameter’ will see police, the travel industry, Government and partner agencies across the UK and Europe working together to free innocent victims of this abhorrent crime and tackle the organised criminals responsible for their trafficking and sexual exploitation.
We hope that initiatives such as Operation Pentameter will result in a greater awareness of trafficking, a reduction in the number of people vulnerable to trafficking and increased referrals of those already trafficked, to organisations such as the POPPY project who are able to provide the necessary accommodation and support to escape this abhorrent trade.”
Pentameter involves all ACPO and ACPOS area forces, the Home Office, NCS, NCIS and HMIS.
www.acpo.police.uk /asp/news/PRDisplay.asp?PR_GUID={8BC3D9D6-43AC-4369-8724-6DCAC3656CA6}   (2243 words)

  
 Definition of Iambic pentameter
Iambic pentameter is a meter in poetry, consisting of lines with five feet (hence "pentameter") in which the iamb is the dominant foot (hence "Iambic").
Here is the first quatrain of a sonnet by John Donne that demonstrates how poets use variations in their iambic pentameter:
In fact, the skilful variation of iambic pentameter, rather than the consistent use of it, may well be what distinguishes the rhythmic artistry of poets like Donne, Shakespeare, Milton, and the 20th century sonneteer Edna St. Vincent Millay.
www.wordiq.com /definition/Iambic_pentameter   (635 words)

  
 Appreciating the Bard's Art: Rewriting Shakespeare's Epitaph Using Iambic Pentameter - An Educator's Reference Desk ...
Students begin to appreciate Shakespeare's genius as they struggle to compose six lines in iambic pentameter, knowing that he wrote tens of thousands in his plays.
In addition, classes should already be familiar with iambic pentameter, heroic couplets, and blank verse.
The first four may be in blank verse (or rhymed if you so choose), but you must end your poetic epitaph as Shakespeare did a scene--in an heroic couplet.
www.eduref.org /Virtual/Lessons/Language_Arts/Literature/LIT0002.html   (619 words)

  
 Introduction to Blank Verse   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Iambic pentameter, also known as blank verse, is verse made of lines of five iambic feet.
Shakespeare's plays are mostly in verse, and iambic pentameter is the verse form he uses most often.
The best way to approach Shakespeare's texts is to assume that he knew what he was doing, that he could write about any event in iambic pentameter, and that, when the meter varies from iambic pentameter, Shakespeare is using the variation to make a point.
pages.prodigy.net /delossbrown/introverse.htm   (249 words)

  
 Building Blocks of Sonnets   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Iambic pentameter is the elemental building block of a sonnet's poetic line, the template or pattern on which its structure is built.
Iambic pentameter is actually the building block of about two-thirds of medieval and Renaissance English poetic forms.
Although I plan to focus on the "typical" sonnet (fourteen lines, iambic pentameter), it is fair to note that occasionally, poets break the rules.
www.sp.uconn.edu /~mwh95001/sonnets.html   (1327 words)

  
 BBC - h2g2 - Blank Verse and Iambic Pentameter
Before long, most British playwrights were using blank verse for their own plays, though few to such powerful effect as Christopher Marlowe and his successor, William Shakespeare.
The format of a piece of blank verse is usually described as 'unrhymed iambic pentameter'.
These syllables are arranged in pairs - which is where the word 'pentameter' comes in: a line of blank verse is a line of five ('penta') metres
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 Poetry: iambic pentameter
I am an intern member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists and the Los Angeles Chapter.
The rhymed and unrhymed parts are the hardest for all poets.
As you already know the iambic pentameter using a sonnet form can be 8 lines followed by six lines.
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