Understanding Rhyme and Meter

This lecture introduce on Understanding Rhyme and Meter. Traditional forms of verse use established rhythmic patterns called meters (meter means “measure” in Greek), and that’s what meters are — premeasured patterns of stressed and unstressed syllables. Much of English poetry is written in lines that string together one or more feet (individual rhythmical units). Example; 1st you must know what the symbols mean; U= unstressed and /= stressed.