Definition of "iambic pentameter" []

  • (noun) A poetic meter consisting of a line with five feet in each of which the iamb is dominant.

Use "iambic pentameter" in a sentence

  • "So-called iambic pentameter is in its deepest essence a six-beat line."
  • "And then Fenton says that iambic pentameter is, quote, a line of five feet, each of which is a ti-tum."
  • "But I hope it shows that what we call iambic pentameter is really, if you count the rest the way you must count it, a kind of slow waltz rhythm."

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