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I'm having a hard time with the meter & feet part of my work today. I just don't really get it. Help me with the practice/study questions? (I put a star by the one's I think are right, but the last few I just have no idea.)

What metric foot is represented by this word?

particle (3 points)
iamb
troche
*anapest
dactyl
spondee

What metric foot is represented by this word?
relax (3 points)

*iamb
troche
anapest
dactyl
spondee

What metric foot is represented by this phrase?
in the book (3 points)

iamb
troche
*anapest
dactyl
spondee

What metric foot is represented by this word?
typist
(3 points)

iamb
*troche
anapest
dactyl
spondee

Which of the following words means the process of identifying the pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables in a line of poetry? (3 points)

*meter
coreopsis
pentalisis
metricion
scansion

What is the meter in this line?
Shall I compare thee to a summer's day? (3 points)

Iambic tetrameter
Iambic pentameter
trochaic tetrameter
trochaic pentameter
dactyllic hexameter
Dactylic trimeter

What is the meter in this line?
In the back of the room was a boy and a dog.
(3 points)

Iambic pentameter
iambic hexameter
anapestic tetrameter
anapestic pentameter
trochaic hexameter
trochaic tetrameter

What is the meter in this line?
I wandered lonely as a cloud.
(3 points)

Iambic tetrameter
Iambic pentameter
Anapestic trimeter
trochaic tetrameter
trochaic pentameter
dyctyllic octameter

What is the meter in this line?
Mary ate a little lamb chop.
(3 points)

Iambic pentameter
Iambic tetrameter
Anapestic trimeter
Dactylic trimeter
Trochaic pentemater
Trochaic tetrameter

This line of poetry uses metric
variation by substituting which of the following feet for the last foot in the line?
Mary ate a little lamb chop. (3 points)

iamb
troche
anapest
dactyl
spondee

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    What metric foot is represented by this What metric foot is represented by thisword?

    particle (3 points)
    iamb
    troche
    *anapest
    dactyl
    spondee
    Incorrect. Check here:
    http://www2.one-eyed-alien.net/~ayelton/Writing/meter.html
    Scroll down below "Fooic" to the examples for different types of feet. Then listen to the pronunciation of the word "particle" -- PAR ti cle -- what do you think?


    What metric foot is represented by this word?
    relax (3 points)

    *iamb
    troche
    anapest
    dactyl
    spondee
    Correct

    What metric foot is represented by this phrase?
    in the book (3 points)

    iamb
    troche
    *anapest
    dactyl
    spondee
    Correct

    What metric foot is represented by this word?
    typist
    (3 points)

    iamb
    *troche
    anapest
    dactyl
    spondee
    Correct

    Which of the following words means the process of identifying the pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables in a line of poetry? (3 points)

    *meter
    coreopsis
    pentalisis
    metricion
    scansion
    Meter = the pattern. The question is asking you what the PROCESS of finding the pattern is.

    What is the meter in this line?
    Shall I compare thee to a summer's day? (3 points)

    Iambic tetrameter
    Iambic pentameter
    trochaic tetrameter
    trochaic pentameter
    dactyllic hexameter
    Dactylic trimeter
    Go into the linked website I gave you above and read the section called "Fooic Barmeter." What do you think? (See at the bottom of this post.

    What is the meter in this line?
    In the back of the room was a boy and a dog.
    (3 points)

    Iambic pentameter
    iambic hexameter
    anapestic tetrameter
    anapestic pentameter
    trochaic hexameter
    trochaic tetrameter
    Same as above.

    What is the meter in this line?
    I wandered lonely as a cloud.
    (3 points)

    Iambic tetrameter
    Iambic pentameter
    Anapestic trimeter
    trochaic tetrameter
    trochaic pentameter
    dyctyllic octameter
    Same as above.

    What is the meter in this line?
    Mary ate a little lamb chop.
    (3 points)

    Iambic pentameter
    Iambic tetrameter
    Anapestic trimeter
    Dactylic trimeter
    Trochaic pentemater
    Trochaic tetrameter
    Same as above.

    This line of poetry uses metric
    variation by substituting which of the following feet for the last foot in the line?
    Mary ate a little lamb chop. (3 points)

    iamb
    troche
    anapest
    dactyl
    spondee
    ??

    One line of poetry will have a specific number of "feet" and each "foot" is either an iamb, a trochee, or one of the others you have learned to identify by using individual words. So the first part of telling what meter a line of poetry has is by determining the pattern of syllables -- that is, the particular type of "foot" in the line.

    Then you need to COUNT syllables. If the line is filled with iambs and has ten syllables, it'll be iambic pentameter -- that is, five (penta) iambs per line. (Since an iamb has two syllables, a line of iambic pentameter will have ten syllables.)

    Now go back and re-think the rest.

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    Alright, here goes nothing.

    Particle is troche, the process is scansion.

    Mary ate a little lamb chop
    is trochaic pentameter.

    This line of poetry uses metric variation by substituting which of the following feet for the last foot in the line?
    Mary ate a little lamb chop.
    is iamb.

    I wandered lonely as a cloud is trochaic pentameter.

    Shall I compare thee to a summer's day is dactyllic hexameter.

    In the back of the room was a boy and a dog is anapestic tetrameter.

  • English - ,

    trochee and scansion -- right!!

    Mary ate a little lamb chop <~~8 syllables, so since a trochee has 2 syllables each, it's a trochaic tetrameter. (4=tetra, 5=penta, 6=hexa, etc.)

    iamb -- good

    "I wandered lonely as a cloud" =
    i WAN dered LONE ly AS a CLOUD = 8 syllables; da DA = iamb
    iambic tetrameter

    Shall I compare...
    Iambic pentameter (ten syllables; five iambs)
    http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080202153437AAI7EC4

    In the back of the room...
    Yes, right - anapestic tetrameter

    You're getting better!! This is not easy, but you're getting it!

  • English - ,

    Huh. It said that particle is spondee. This is pretty hard -_- but thanks for the help :) I think I'm getting it a little bit.

  • English - ,

    A spondee is two stressed syllables together -- particle has 3 syllables. I'd say someone made an error in the answer book or something!

    One thing to remember is that Shakespeare seemed to love iambic pentameter. If you know a line is from one of his plays or poems, check to see if it's that first. It'll almost always be right.

    Yes, it takes time and practice. I learned it first with Latin, then with English! One is not easier than the other!!

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