Stressed/Unstressed Syllables, Metres, Feet... HELP!!?

I am really struggling with understanding how to determine the length of a metre, possibly because I do not know how a foot in poetry is measured! In addition, I am no good with stressed and unstressed syllables... The questions I need to answer are based on the following lines of poetry... (I've put my... show more I am really struggling with understanding how to determine the length of a metre, possibly because I do not know how a foot in poetry is measured! In addition, I am no good with stressed and unstressed syllables...

The questions I need to answer are based on the following lines of poetry... (I've put my answers beneath the questions I think I know.. correct me if I'm wrong!! Haha)


In every cry of every Man
In every Infant's cry of fear
In every voice; in every ban
The mind-forg'd manacles I hear
- William Blake

a. Scan and mark-up the lines of poetry. (Foot/stressed-unstressed)
b. Identify the base rhythm of these lines.

c. Identify the type of stanza this is.
Quatrain
d. Give the rhyme scheme for this stanza.
ABab
e. Identify the type of rhyme used in these lines.
Perfect Rhyme/Masculine/End

Help me please! I am so confused...
Update: So... okay! You've helped me allot... I think, haha! a. Scan and mark-up the lines of poetry. u / u / u / u / |In eve|ry cry |of eve|ry Man| u / u / u / u / |In eve|ry In|fant's cry| of fear| u / u / u / u / |In... show more So... okay! You've helped me allot... I think, haha!

a. Scan and mark-up the lines of poetry.

u / u / u / u /
|In eve|ry cry |of eve|ry Man|

u / u / u / u /
|In eve|ry In|fant's cry| of fear|

u / u / u / u /
|In eve|ry voice;| in eve|ry ban|

u / u / u / u /
|The mind|-forg'd man|acles| I hear|


b. Identify the base rhythm of these lines.
Iambic tetrameter
c. Identify the type of stanza this is.
Quatrain
d. Give the rhyme scheme for this stanza.
ABab
e. Identify the type of rhyme used in these lines.
Perfect Rhyme/Masculine/End
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