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Writing in Meter

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Don't Stress over Meter

Shakespeare made iambic pentameter into a household word, but many writers still dread the idea of writing it. There's no reason to worry - meter occurs naturally in languages such as English and German, and it's an integral component of literature in these languages. Here are some tips to help you feel Unstressed Over Meter.

Meter from Music Lyrics

Music provides one of the best examples of meter, and the Music Lyrics FYI website provides a good exercise very similar to the one here.

Wikipedia Explains Meter

What the heck is meter? Why is it important? Where does it even come from?

Wikipedia provides a very thorough description of meter, covering everything from the origins of meter in literature to the various metrical feet. Highly recommended link for both technical information and subject interest.

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