Sprung Rhythm: Definition & Examples from Gerard Manley Hopkins


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Sprung rhythm is a verse form containing how many feet per line?

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1. Gerard Manley Hopkins, the theorist behind sprung rhythm, determined that each foot should contain how many syllables?

2. With the first syllable of each foot in sprung rhythm stressed, which of the following metrical feet may NOT be used in its composition?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Check your understanding of sprung rhythm with this interactive quiz and worksheet. It covers topics such as feet per line and syllables per foot in sprung rhythm.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz focuses on the following:

  • First syllable of each foot in sprung rhythm
  • Features of sprung rhythm
  • Verse styles for which sprung rhythm serves as a bridge

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related English literature lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the structure of sprung rhythm and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify specific details of sprung rhythm's form

Additional Learning

If you're interested in learning more about this subject, check out the accompanying lesson titled Sprung Rhythm: Definition & Examples from Gerard Manley Hopkins. It covers topics such as:

  • Stress of different syllables
  • Definition of elision
  • Theorist behind sprung rhythm
  • Innovation of sprung rhythm