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Fitting OneSyllable Words to the Pattern
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accent mark according to pattern actor anapests Answer apostrophe basic pattern blank verse Caesar caesura mark called Chaucer classical prosody coward death died hereafter early texts elision emphasis end-stopped English extra syllable eyes feet feminine ending five stresses five-foot lines fixed accents Hamlet hath Heaven Here's a line iamb iambic pentameter important word instance internal pauses King Lear line metrically Love's Labour's Lost Macbeth metrical unit Milton natural dactyls night Notice number of syllables occur one-syllable word passage pentameter line plays poetry poets printed probably pronounced prosodists pyrrhic foot pyrrhic-spondee sequence rhymes rhythm Richard Richard III run-on lines scan the line scansion marks SECTION sentence Shakespeare Shakespeare's lines short line sometimes speak speech spelled spoken spondaic spondee stressed and unstressed stressed position syncope system of scansion term thee thou three syllables trisyllabic foot trochaic substitution trochee two-syllable pronunciation unstressed syllables usual versification