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Iambic Pentameter (1 Viewer)

The Admiral

Senior Member
This one might be a bit challenging. All posts on this thread must be written in quatrains; sets of 4 lines written in iambic pentameter. Iambic pentameter is a set of five iambs, and iambs are a pair of syllables (an unstressed syllable followed by a stressed syllable). The first and third lines of each quatrain must rhyme, and the second and fourth lines must also rhyme. Here's an example:

Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate.
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
And summer's lease hath all too short a date.

I'm too lazy/busy to start off (I really am doing something else at the moment), but I thought I'd post this now since it was on my mind and so that anyone who wanted to would have more time to respond. *shrug*


Senior Member
How are you on this fine autumn day?
The leaves drift downward as rain from the trees,
The children outside, they yell and play,
Of course, I spend my day eating cheddar cheese.

Beatrice Boyle

Senior Member
The day is done and I have earned my rest
The Battle's won, I'm laying down my sword
I'm praying lord, that I have done my best
I'm going home to you, that's my reward