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4/29/2013 3:16:20 AM
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Iambic Pentameter is a pain

I have to write a sonnet for English class and over the course of it I, somehow, began to get an ear for Iambic Pentameter and can tell when something is in it without having to count the syllables or look at the scansion of the line. It's kind of cool but in the beginning I was super frustrated with it, so I've now written this to reflect that frustration: Iambic Pentameter really sucks. What devil conjured this unholy stain Upon the World of Lit'rature? Just luck Is there to guide a poet through its pains. And yet a silver lining does exist: At least iambic penta' isn't piss. What writing assignments have you had lots of trouble with in school? Did you ever have to write poetry? How did you like (or hate) it? How did you feel about reading Shakespeare and other works of iambic pentameter and the like?
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  • Blank verse isn't too hard, its just iambic pentameter without rhyming.
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    • i would probably only use Iambic Pentameter if i was writing a poem about horses.
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      • I learned about meter and foot, but it never really made an impression on me. So I can't help you there.
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      • I write freeform.
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        • Edited by Lord Nocturne: 4/29/2013 3:19:40 AM
          I write poetry freely...or at least I used to. I suppose i'll make another every now and then, but I burned out after somewhere between thirty and forty. And I like the works of Shakespeare, but Poe is still my favorite poet.
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