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1.) Scan the following lines from Mary, Lady Chudleigh's poem "To the Ladies".?

1.) Scan the following lines from Mary, Lady Chudleigh's poem "To the Ladies". Mark the syllables, seperate the feet with short vertical lines, and indicate the rhyme scheme.

2.) What is the meter of these four lines?

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  • Roger
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    6 months ago

    It's hard to reproduce the scansion in Yahoo answers because one needs symbols above words, and Yahoo Answers does not permit one to format. So: the first three lines are regular iambic tetrameter. Each one would look like this: u / u / u / u / . u = unstressed; / = stressed. The last line changes. It has two iambs and then two trochees (the reverse of an iamb. Last line reads u / u / u u / u /. You'll have to put the words underneath, but it shouldn't be hard. Sound it out.

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