I've just begun studying meter in poetry and I need to know: can a poem still be in meter (any kind it doesn't matter, dactylic hexameter, iambic pentameter whatever) if it it one syllable off? i.e. do poems have to be perfect and are there any famous verse poems that break meter sometimes?
an example of this would be nice,5 AnswersPoetry1 decade ago
How is the phrase "gently and humanly" in dactylic meter? The way I read it is - u - / - u - with two metrical feet (or perhaps three) of one stressed followed by an unstressed and then another stressed; am I wrong? or is the "lee" sound at the end of both words an unstressed syllable? If may just be my ignorance and if I am wrong, any help with discerning between stressed and unstressed meter?1 AnswerPoetry1 decade ago
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Seriously all the cries for attention from people asking for random strangers with absolutely no credentials to rate their stories or poems are getting old. I mean come on.11 AnswersBooks & Authors1 decade ago
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