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Iambic Pentameter has: * Ten syllables in each line * Five pairs of alternating unstressed and stressed syllables * The rhythm in each line sounds like: ba-BUM / ba-BUM / ba-BUM / ba-BUM / ba-BUM

A line of iambic pentameter is five of these in a row:da DUM da DUM da DUM da DUM da DUM

Example: from John Keats:"To swell the gourd, and plump the hazel shells "

When we notate that in iambic pentameter -unstressed, stressed, unstressed, stressed, etc), it looks like:

/ means stressed

Example:

What is iambic

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