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Benny S. Male, 25, United States (6/20/2007 5:11:00 PM)

I was wondering if anybody knew of any way to... 'feel'... iambic pentameter. I've been trying to do different forms, and a sonnet is what I thought of first, but I'm having trouble with iambic pentameter. I know what it is, definition-wise, but it's hard to 'feel' it... do you know what I mean? Can anybody help?

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  • Tired of Being Exploited (6/22/2007 2:22:00 PM) Post reply

    I strongly suggest this article for a quick run up on the feel. Remember that the Iambic Pentameter was the common structure of everyday English during the 17-18th centuries. They came by it naturally. Think of King James version bible-speak and it should get easier.
    (http: //en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iambic_pentameter)

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