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synonyms for iambic pentameter

  • blank verse
  • dactylic hexameter
  • iamb
  • iambus
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How to use iambic pentameter in a sentence

The alternate hexameter and pentameter are, for most purposes, a more agreeable measure than the hexameter by itself.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, VOLUME 60, NO. 372, OCTOBER 1846VARIOUS
The rhythm of the lines is marked, the effect upon the ear being quite like that of English iambic pentameters hypercatalectic.
FRDRIC MISTRALCHARLES ALFRED DOWNER
There are four feet in each verse; so the poem is written in iambic tetrameter.
ENGLISH: COMPOSITION AND LITERATUREW. F. (WILLIAM FRANKLIN) WEBSTER
In this stanza the prevailing foot is iambic, but the first foot is trochaic.
ENGLISH: COMPOSITION AND LITERATUREW. F. (WILLIAM FRANKLIN) WEBSTER
If these verses were composed in good Latinity, the first word of the pentameter probably was justitiam.
NOTES AND QUERIES, NUMBER 241, JUNE 10, 1854VARIOUS
It is contemplative and poised, and is frequently blended with other feet, especially with iambic, to express deliberation.
BROWNING AND THE DRAMATIC MONOLOGUES. S. CURRY
It will be noted that the dactyl is very closely related in expression to the trochee, and the anapest to the iambic.
BROWNING AND THE DRAMATIC MONOLOGUES. S. CURRY
The iambic foot, more than any other, expresses controlled passion,—passion expressed with deliberation.
BROWNING AND THE DRAMATIC MONOLOGUES. S. CURRY
It would be impossible for him to talk in a steady, straight-forward iambic, or even in the hesitating, emotional trochee.
BROWNING AND THE DRAMATIC MONOLOGUES. S. CURRY
A positive settling of the question by his own illustration is indicated by the emphasis of the iambic movement in the next line.
BROWNING AND THE DRAMATIC MONOLOGUES. S. CURRY
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WORDS RELATED TO IAMBIC PENTAMETER

  • alliteration
  • beat
  • cadence
  • couplet
  • doggerel
  • half-rhyme
  • harmony
  • iambic pentameter
  • measure
  • meter
  • nursery rhyme
  • ode
  • poem
  • poesy
  • poetry
  • rhythm
  • rune
  • slant rhyme
  • song
  • tune
  • verse
  • vowel-chime
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