Musical Terms Cheat Sheet

Musical Terms Cheat Sheet - Group of syllables with a...

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POETIC TERMS: RHYTHM AND METER CHEAT SHEET Metric Feet Name # of Syllables Stress Pattern Example Anapest 3 Unstressed, Unstressed, Stressed “Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house” Dactyl 3 Stressed, Unstressed, Unstressed Might-i-est Pyrrhic 2 Unstressed, Unstressed Be near me when my light is low, When the blood creeps and the nerves prick And tingle; and the heart is sick, And all the wheels of Being slow. Spondee 2 Stressed, Stressed Be near me when my light is low, When the blood creeps and the nerves prick And tingle; and the heart is sick, And all the wheels of Being slow. Trochee 2 Stressed, Unstressed Never, Gather, Happy Iamb 2 Unstressed, Stressed Attempt, Because Helpful Terms Foot
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Unformatted text preview: Group of syllables with a pattern of stresses Meter The rhythmical pattern of a poem, determined by the number and types of stresses, or beats, in each line. Types of Poetry Dependent on Meter Blank Verse Unrhymed Iambic Pentameter (5 feet per line, 2 syllables per foot, unstressed-stressed pattern) You stars that reign'd at my nativity, Whose influence hath allotted death and hell, Now draw up Faustus like a foggy mist Into entrails of yon labouring clouds, That when they vomit forth into the air, My limbs may issue from their smoky mouths, So that my soul may but ascend to Heaven. Free Verse No regular rhythmical pattern or meter...
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This note was uploaded on 05/16/2011 for the course WRT 114 taught by Professor Cullen during the Fall '09 term at Grand Valley State University.

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