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A Question of Accents

I’m  currently working through my partial rough draft of my next novel, the Swans of War, and one of the more challenging things I’m dealing with is the question of accents in writing. In myth and fairy tales, most of … Continue reading

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Things You Learned in School – Iambic Pentameter

By definition, iambic pentameter is a commonly used metrical line in traditional verse and verse drama. (Thank you, Wikipedia!). The term describes the rhythm of the words in that line. It’s measured in small groups of syllables, called “feet”.

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Things You Learned in School – Accents

What’s an accent?

An accent is the stress on one syllable, in a word of one or more syllables. The syllable that is accented is the one that’s emphasized when you say the word….

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