Pentameter: Definition & Example


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Syllable patterns are known by what other term?

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1. If a line is in pentameter, that means a syllable pattern is repeated how many times within the line?

2. Syllables are defined in two ways when writing poems or plays. What are these two ways that syllables are defined?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Pentameter is a specific type of pattern found in many famous works. In this quiz, you'll be asked to recall a number of factors regarding pentameter.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz tests your pentameter knowledge in the following ways:

  • Recall the other term for syllable patterns
  • Remember how many times a syllable pattern is repeated if a line is in pentameter
  • Know two ways syllables are defined
  • Understand why poets and writers use pentameter
  • Recognize the pattern often used in pentameter

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - draw from relevant information found in the lesson on pentameter
  • Information recall - remember the knowledge you've gained about the pattern often used in pentameter and and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use that information to successfully answer questions about syllables in pentameter

Additional Learning

The accompanying lesson called Pentameter: Definition and Example offers more information on this syllable pattern. The lesson also covers the following:

  • Examples of pentameter in famous plays
  • Poems that demonstrate pentameter
  • An explanation of pentameter's pattern