How can I determine the meter and rhythm of a poem? How do I know if a syllable is stressed or unstressed?
English-poetry - Writeacher, Wednesday, December 19, 2007 at 7:59pm
Basically, a stressed syllable is pronounced a little more loudly than an unstressed syllable.
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The meter IS the rhythm.
English-poetry - bobpursley, Wednesday, December 19, 2007 at 8:19pm
That was the poem in which I learned meter. It is hard to avoid the stress-unstress syllables.