How to find poetic meter Posted on May 30, 2019May 30, 2019 by Hans Swaniawski by Hans Swaniawski Post navigation SciAm's Summer Book Authors: The Winners – SA Hangouts #2Eminem feat. Royce Da 5'9- Writer's Block 25 thoughts on “How to find poetic meter” What happens when every line in the poem has only one word. And each para 4 words. What meter is that? Reply This is gonna be on my eng II exam. Finding the stressed and unstressed is difficult Reply I don't agree about the metric pattern of the line from Browning's A Toccata of Galuppi's. It's actually four feet of four syllables, with two unstressed syllables at the start and a big caesura at the end. That's how Browning wanted it to flow. Treating it as 8 x 2 syllables is clumsy and misses the rhythm of the phrasing. Reply thank you man Reply Who cares? Reply Slow down Reply Honestly the most helpful video on YouTube you can find about metre in poetry. The others where just awful… Except for the TedTalk one about iambic metre. Thank you! Reply Dude what Reply Don't talk so fast!! Reply Fucking a level shit man I’m actually gonna go drink bleach bye Reply vay aq Reply lol, this is so technical. As long as it sounds good, I think I'll be fine. We all have an innate sense of rhythm anyway. Reply Thank you for the video, it's very helpful 😊 Reply I didn't understand this at all, wtf is a foot da fuq Reply Hi That Guy. A few questions. One, who came up with this mode of analysis of poetic rhythm? Do people use it when analyzing poetry in other languages? Was it applied to Classical Poetry in classical times? Also, does anyone ever talk about primary and secondary stresses in feet or lines of poetry? Thank you for your help. Reply Could you speak slower…..or maybe explain what ur saying… Reply Well, now i partially understand meter… Reply plz calm down, that's too fast Reply Can i have some examples of "PYRRHIC FEET" Reply I've never actually understood how meters, feet, stressed, and unstressed syllables worked until the 12th grade lmao. Never truly grasped the idea, since to me the sounds can be stressed or unstressed if a human being puts emphasis or lacks emphasis on a certain syllable. That and I've never needed to know this for a test/exam. Still, helpful though. Reply helpful thanks a lot broski Reply in 4:29 why was one "AND" stressed and the other and not stressed? Reply This was super super helpful! I've a test on scansion tomorrow and this is the first time I've been able to almost successfully find rhythm and meter. THANK YOU! Reply Tomorrow is my exam for creative writing and I still don’t understand a crap on this one. Welp. Reply 🤢🤢 Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.