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How many feet (metrical) are there in the first line of Sonnet 116, Let Me Not to the...
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Shakespeare is recognized as an accomplished playwright and poet. In Sonnet 116, Shakespeare explains "real" love as we have come to understand it rather than love as a form of duty which was very prevalent and expected in the 16th century.
Sonnet 116 is an English Sonnet of 14 lines. It has three quatrains followed by a rhyming couplet. The poem is written in iambic pentameter
the "da-DUM" rhythm, or rather, meter of a poem. (ie: let ME not TO the MAR-iage OF true MINDS)
Look at the pattern of an unstressed syllable followed by a stressed syllable, representing an iambic foot. Pentameter has five feet per line.
Posted by durbanville on March 13, 2013 at 1:55 PM (Answer #1)
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