Why Shakespeare Loved Iambic Pentameter

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Spice up your traditional approach to teaching poetic structure with a wonderful animated video, which not only covers such terms as foot, meter, verse, but also stresses Shakespeare's unique use of iambic pentameter to convey emotion and passion in his poetry.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Pause the video at 00:49 in order to emphasize how stresses and emphases are present in poetic verse. This information will be key to understanding the rest of the video
Classroom Considerations

  • The TEDEd website affords you the opportunity to check out resources related to the content in the video, as well as participate in an online assessment or discussion
Pros

  • Animates process of identifying rhythm and meter in poetry
  • Makes several references to noteworthy poems and their unique meter
  • Highly engaging and informative
Cons

  • None