Iambic Tetrameter: Definition & Examples


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An iamb is:

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1. Tetrameter refers to:

2. Iambic tetrameter is:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These assessments will test you on the uses, definition, and function of iambic tetrameter. Some of the things you'll need to know to pass the quiz include what an iamb is and how tetrameter was used by Emily Dickinson.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The practice questions will ask you about the following:

  • Definition of an iamb
  • What tetrameter refers to
  • Use and characteristics of iambic tetrameter
  • How Dickinson used iambic tetrameter
  • Who Emerson admired for his use of tetrameter

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on iambic tetrameter
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about poetic rhythm in a different light
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms, such as tetrameter and iamb

Additional Learning

You should review the accompanying lesson called Iambic Tetrameter: Definition & Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define iambic tetrameter
  • Discuss the sound made by iambic tetrameter
  • Review iambic tetrameter in Joyce Kilmer's 'Trees'
  • Discuss Emerson's use of tetrameter
  • Explore Emily Dickinson's mixing of tetrameter with other types of meter