Meter Pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables in poetry
Meter Pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables in poetry. Helps to create a flow in the language, and can contribute to the musical sound of some poems. Question: Can you detect the meter in the following lines? The badger turns and drives them all away Though scarcely half as big, dimute and small He fights with dogs for hours and beats them all The heavy mastiff savage in the fray
If you need to indicate the stressed and unstressed syllables in a poem, you don't need to have a naturally musical ear. By going through a basic process step-by-step, you can probably scan a poem with relative certainty.