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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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Things You Learned in School – Syllables

Remember back in school, when you learned all of those things you thought you’d never need again?…

If you’re a writer, you’re gonna need to pick a bunch of them up again.

This blog is here to help.

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