Rhythm and Rhyme Workshop
(8/7/2008 11:46:00 PM)
Hi Mathew. Interesting your points on the constant use of iambic rhythm, it often seems that way in everyday speech. I try to use trochaic in my verse as it has a more feminine flavour and reads light. I came across a little help for students who are liable to confuse the four basic metres, you probably know of it. Goes like this ....Iambic feet are firm and flat and come down heavyily, just like THAT...Trochees dancing very lightly sparkle fresh and bubble lightly....Dactylic daintiness lilting so prettily moves about fluttering rather than wittily...While for speed and for haste such a rhythm is best as we find in the race of the quick Anapaest. Hey, could be helpful to aspiring poets at times eh? Greetings from Fay. Cornwall U.K.