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.

Write Your Own Sonnet! Teach Iambic Pentameter and Rhyme Scheme

A neat grid format guides students through the difficult task of writing lines in iambic pentameter to create an original English or Shakespearean sonnet. Includes clear instructions with a sample line. Rhyme scheme is easy to follow when lines are pre-marked. Works well as a fun practice activity w...

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