What is the metrical pattern in Kipling's "If" poem?Is the poem a form of free verse or blank verse?

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schaefmama | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Adjunct Educator

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The metrical pattern is iambic pentameter. Iambs have the unstressed, stressed syllable pattern and there are 5 iambs per line. Iambic pentameter is the most common of the metrical patterns.