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Scan the lines.Mark the syllables, seperate the feet with short vertical lines and...

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manaljaber | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 1) Salutatorian

Posted March 15, 2011 at 12:05 PM via web

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Scan the lines.Mark the syllables, seperate the feet with short vertical lines and indicate the rhyme scheme

When old age shall this generation waste,

Thou shalt remain,in midst of other woe

Than ours,a friend to man,to whom thou say'st,

Ye know know on earth,and all ye need to know

 

whih line is NOT in iambic pentameter?

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stolperia | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted March 16, 2011 at 11:02 AM (Answer #1)

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You left a line out of the stanza as written by Keats and did not correctly quote the last line (the word "know" should only appear once).  After "to whom thou say'st" should be inserted "Beauty is truth, truth beauty - that is all".  That omitted line is the line that is not iambic pentameter.  The rhyme scheme is ABACB - first and third lines rhyme, second and fifth lines rhyme, third line is different.

When old/ age shall/ this gen/ er a/ tion waste/

Thou shalt/ re main/ in midst/ of oth/ er woe/

Than ours/ a friend/ to man/ to whom/ thou say'st/

Beau ty/ is truth/ truth beau ty/ that is all/

Ye know/ on earth/ and all/ ye need/ to know/

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crvntscndy | Student, Grade 9 | (Level 1) Honors

Posted April 9, 2012 at 1:00 AM (Answer #2)

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I think stolperia meant to say the fourth line is different :)

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