The 55 Types of Poetry Forms - Nr 10: Iambic Pentameter:

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This is the work of my 55 Types of Poetry Forms and I am at my number 10!!!

And not any type of poetry if I could say so myself! I've chosen a poetry type that took me some weeks time to understand:

Iambic Pentameter

One short syllable followed by one long one five sets in a row. Example: la-LAH la-LAH la-LAH la-LAH la-LAH. Used extensively in sonnets.

And what does that mean, like exactly?!

Well, one word: Shakespeare! He (or them if I should go against the scholars and claim that he was, in fact, a straw-man of an entire group) used it a lot in his plays!

I looked it up, like, some times. And now, I think I've got the hang of it. It's all about rhythm.

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letter i trying.pngnner Ground, the Line of Defence

My Life, is like this line of great, wild rhyme,
I cannot seem to find a place to stand;
and while I hear the “tick” and “tock” of time,
I search and dig and throw away the sand:

I toss and kick and cannot seem to breathe,
I do not find my road to Inner Peace,
and while I need to go all underneath
I most of all need calm and great release:

I’m tired, oh! Exhausted am by far!
The need to find my place on Earth is grande
I’m blinded, cannot see the way we are:
we always seem to lack the place to stand.

But courage gives me strength to close my eyes
to search and find acceptance of my own;
to listen to the Strong, and Inner Wise:
a journey I must always take alone.

And if I lift my head and look around
I find that other people stand there, too;
for those who’ve traveled, walked and found their ground
I bow my head, and stand in line with you!

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Dearest s.mini.jpgteemian,
Thank you for your moments of time, and thank you for reading!

As always, if you want me to write something special, you may only ask.

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This is absolutely wonderful, thank you so much @sunravelme!!!

I really enjoyed this poem - if fact enjoyed isn't a strong enough word!!! I loved the second verse!! I don't understand how it was written (what type) but it was fabulous :)

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I never thought this kind of poetry exists! This is freaking hard to understand and to make but you played with it smoothly. Good job!

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Awww - thank you! ^^

The type is complex but wonderful

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Thank you! <3 Yes, I have found out that I love this type now <3