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Help I don't under stand Spondee,
I am supposed to find the spondee in these lines...."Who loved his charge but never loved to lead; One whose meek flock the people loved to be, not lured by any cheat of birth."

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    http://www.uncg.edu/~htkirbys/meters.htm

    A spondee is simply two syllables in a row that are stressed syllables.

    who LOVED his CHARGE but NEver LOVED to LEAD = iambic pentameter

    ONE whose MEEK FLOCK the PEOple LOVED to BE = almost iambic pentameter! The bold syllables make a spondee.

    You have to read these aloud and actually exaggerate them. Read those lines and say the ALL-CAPS syllables more loudly than the others.

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