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UNDERSTANDING SHAKESPEARE’S LANGUAGE All your questions answered and the mystery unraveled! Blank (“unrhymed”—no rhyme at the end of lines) Verse: Poetry written in unrhymed iambic pentameter Iambic Pentameter (“pent”=five) (“meter”=measure): a line of poetry that contains 5 iambs Iamb: a metrical foot, or unit of measure, that consists of an unstressed syllable EX: It was the nightingale, and not the lark, That pierced the fearful hollow of thine ear. EX: But soft! What light through yonder window breaks? Couplets: When Shakespeare rhymes, he usually uses couplets-2 consecutive lines of poetry that rhyme. Couplets usually occur at the end of a scene or when a character leaves the scene.
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