In the paradigmatic iambic pentameter
or decasyllabic line, the five even-numbered syllables in "strong" positions (syllables 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10) are stressed, while the five uneven-numbered syllables in "weak" positions are not.
The women don't actually teach the kids what iambic pentameter
is, but the children are subconsciously learning it at free monthly poetry readings at The Rabbit Hole.
It is accentual rather than accentual-syllabic, though there is quite a bit of not necessarily inadvertent iambic pentameter
in most of them.
While it will be tedious to go into these technical terms, I will define the iambic pentameter
since it is the bases of most English verse forms.
In his comments on the translation, Professor Zakrzewski remarked that it took him a long time to discover that Pan Tadeusz translates best into prose rather than the iambic pentameter
in which it originally was written.
Ancient Kannada writers rendered both the Ramayana and the Mahabharata in the epic rhythm that could be considered akin to the iambic pentameter
in which William Shakespeare wrote.
For example, at the end of the fight, Helena abbreviates "I am amazed" to "I'm amazed": she gets the laugh, and ruins an iambic pentameter
However, this has not affected the telling of the story or the presence of iambic pentameter
He started in 1992 with the dance-contest movie "Strictly Ballroom" and followed with "Romeo + Juliet," in which Leonardo DiCaprio declaims in iambic pentameter
in Verona Beach, Florida.
The chapter on meter ably surveys literature that discomforts a simple assessment of Shakespeare as conforming to iambic pentameter
Chips character who seems like a cross between the Pillsbury Doughboy and the Energizer Bunny, and who is given to regular outbursts of iambic pentameter
While lines in iambic pentameter
are regulated by the meter, they vary from each other in the number of syllables, and in the exact pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables which constitutes the rhythm of the line.