Michael Edwards





 Not a poem but some random points I wrote a long time ago - just found them and thought they might be of interest to others. 


 Monostich     =    1 line stanza

 Couplet        =     2 line stanza

Tercet            =     3 line stanza

Quatrain        =     4 line stanza

Quintet          =     5 line stanza

Sestet            =     6 line stanza

Septet           =     7 line stanza

Octave          =     8 line stanza




Foot  =  a unit in a line of metrical verse (a syllable)


Iambic foot          =  2 syllable foot with stress on 2nd syllable

Trochaic Foot      =   2 syllable foot with stress on 1st syllable



  • IAMBIC            : That time of year thou mayst in me behold   (5 iambic feet)
  • TROCHAIC      : Tell me not in mournful numbers    (4 Iambic feet)



Monometer   =   1 foot per line

Dimeter         =   2 feet per line

Trimester      =   3 feet per line

Tetrameter    =   4 feet per line

Pentameter    =   5 feet per line

Hexameter     =   6 feet per line

Heptameter    =   7 feet per line

Octameter      =   8 feet per line



  • orchidee

    I dunno if I did find out exactly about them iambic pentameters. I may have been using them without knowing it!
    A metre - 39 inches!

    • Michael Edwards

      You met 'er did you. Was it Miss Berles?

    • Goldfinch60

      Clever Michael.

    • Mottakeenur Rehman

      Outstanding Sir๐Ÿ‘,,,๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ˜

      • Michael Edwards

        Thanks so much - just written for my own benefit but thought others just might find it useful.

        • Mottakeenur Rehman


        • Neville

          Very clever... and much enjoyed too...

        • ANGELA & BRIAN

          HI UNCLE MIKE ~ BRIAN HERE ! As you know I try to use Accepted Descriptive Poetic Language when refering to my own *CLASSICAL POETRY* and I encourage ANGELA to do likewise ! You are older than both of us together so I have copied your POEM to make (doubly ) sure we are right in future ~ AMEN ! Love the IRIS !

          Blessings to YOU & YOURS
          Love BRIAN & ANGELA
          ๐Ÿ’™ ๐Ÿงก ๐Ÿ’™ ๐Ÿงก ๐Ÿ’™
          Please check Angelas
          MY OCTOBER BLUES !
          PS For us any Poem with
          14 lines is a SONNET ~ OK !

          • Michael Edwards

            I'm flattered that youshould keep my simple aide memoir. Many thanks.

          • dusk arising

            Invent a handy pocket tape measure encapsulating your points and you'll make an absolute..... erm, invention i guess.

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