Rhythm in Poetry: I Am the Iamb

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It's fun to write a poem with iambs! Practice using iambs in all types of different poems with an online poetry lesson.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Have learners practice the iambic rhythm with a biopoem
  • Challenge young poets to write their vocabulary or spelling sentences in iambic pentameter
Classroom Considerations
  • Poetic concept may be too complex for beginning or younger writers
  • Requires access to the Internet
Pros
  • Provides several examples of different ways to use iambs in poetry
  • Makes upcoming lessons on Shakespearean sonnets easier to understand
Cons
  • None