Rabbit Trail: Iambic Pentameter

Estimated Time: 15 minutes

As you read Shakespeare's plays, you will begin to notice rhythms. These rhythms are called meter, and the one he used the most was Iambic Pentameter.

This video explains Iambic Pentameter and how Shakespeare used it.

Now try to write a few lines of your own in iambic pentameter. You can use the worksheet below to help you.

Iambic Pentameter.pdf

Share your lines with us in the comments below.

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