Iambic Meter: Definition & Examples


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Choose the syllable stress pattern that correctly represents the rhythm of an iamb.

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1. Examples of iambic meter can be found in each of these poetic genres EXCEPT…


Read this sentence and select the correct group of stressed syllables:

You might've thought 'Iambic meter sounds like Greek to me.'

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These study tools will test your knowledge of iambic meter, including genres that use this type of meter and the stress pattern found in an iamb.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will ask you about the following:

  • Stress pattern of an iamb
  • The common meter
  • Poetic genres that use iambic meter

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on iambic meter
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine how to select stressed syllables in a sentence
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding genres that use iambic meter

Additional Learning

For further information on this element of poetry, take a look at the lesson called Iambic Meter: Definition & Examples. The information found in the lesson includes the following objectives:

  • Define iambic meter
  • Review examples of iambic meter
  • Discuss blank verse
  • Explore sonnets
  • Identify the characteristics of the fourteener