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Iambic Pentameter Converterl

Very few online sonnet generators allow you to enter your own words for use in the poem. This is because sonnets use a very rigid structure, making it hard for web developers to incorporate the infinite possibilities that users might input. Although random poetry made up of existing lines usually generates perfect iambic pentameter, the possibilities are fairly limited. Our sonnet generator lets you input your own words and, if we can't make them work in the sonnet format, we access the dictionary to find synonyms that do fit. We have also taken the daring step of letting a computer choose some of the rhymes - this often generates surprising results.

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As to the ghost of Shakespeare, we chose to welcome this phantom rather than banish it, mindful of the historical circumstance that the Elizabethan dramatists first chose iambic pentameter for their own plays in imitation of the Greek and Roman tragedians.

ERIK DIDRIKSEN: I was wondering around the wilderness of the Internet one day, couple of years ago, and came across a Tumblr post. Someone had screenshotted a Twitter account that purportedly takes pop lyrics and turns them into Shakespearean verse, but they weren't doing a terribly good job of it. And someone had posted this on Tumblr and said, "Not in iambic pentameter. Do not accept." And someone responded to it, a gentleman named Johnny from the UK, responded with a perfectly set Shakespearean sonnet version of Macklemore's "Thrift Shop."

DIDRIKSEN: Of course. The Shakespearean sonnet is 14 lines. Each line is in iambic pentameter, which is 10 syllables with a unstressed-stress pattern. So, for instance, Shakespeare's Sonnet 18 begins, "Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?" So if you break that down, "Shall I," that's one. "compare," two. "thee to," three. "a Sum-," four. "-er's day," so that's the full five iambs, which are two syllables each. And then a rhyme scheme of a-b-a-b, c-d-c-d, e-f-e-f, g-g.

DIDRIKSEN: There's definitely elements of certain sonnets that I'm very pleased that I get to use as much of the original line as possible because then it makes it recognizable. Certain sonnets almost fit, when you're reading them, you can almost hear the song in your head, because the lyrics are close enough, and the lyrics are already sort of iambic, so as you read them, it sort of flows into it.

To give an example, Rick Astley's "Never Gonna Give You Up," the third quatrain begins, oh, "never shall I vacate from thy side, nor ever shall I disappoint thee hence." But I always read it as [in a different rhythm], oh, "never shall I vacate from thy side, nor ever shall I disappoint thee hence." And it sort of has the same rhythm; you can sort of put the same rhythm onto it because it very much matches the lyric. You know, the words are a little bit different, but the flow of it remains, because the original lyrics are more iambic.

Spenser's invention may have been influenced by the Italian form ottava rima, which consists of eight lines of iambic pentameter with the rhyme scheme ABABABCC. This form was used by Spenser's Italian role models Ludovico Ariosto and Torquato Tasso.

Another possible influence is rhyme royal, a traditional medieval form used by Geoffrey Chaucer and others, which has seven lines of iambic pentameter that rhyme ABABBCC. More likely, however, is the eight-line ballad stanza with the rhyme scheme ABABBCBC, which Chaucer used in his Monk's Tale. Spenser would have been familiar with this rhyme scheme and simply added a line to the stanza, forming ABABBCBCC.[3]

This program, when given one of over 1,000 unique words, returns a line of iambic pentameter that rhymes with the given word. The program uses all 152 of Shakespeare's complete sonnets to generate these lines, as sonnets have a strict meter and rhyme scheme. The sonnets, as part of the public domain, are available at

Mark long vowels. Also mark māius etc. To improve the result, try to scan the text as prose (no scansion)dactylic hexameterselegiac distichshendecasyllablesiambic trimeter + dimeter . Compare result with correctly macronized input text. Convert u to v. Convert i to j. (Please be patient!)

Keep reading aloud. Head over to YouTube. Look up the rhythm of a human heart and pulse, and immerse yourself in the familiar, comforting, sound for a while. Hear the beat. Let it sink in. Return to your poems (or songs!) written in iambic pentameter, and read them aloud once more.

We often follow the same rhythmic structure found in poems written in iambic pentameter, but speaking in 10-syllable lines is slightly harder and more intentional. Iambic pentameter is designed to give you the feel of normal speech, but on a grader scale.

The translation of Macbeth into plain english is very important for even the best of students in order to properly understand what is happening in the play, what is happening in every line. There are numerous nuances and small comments that are lost if not expressed in plain english. Of course, you lose the iambic pentameter and other rhythm of the verse. But you can always read the original text once you have a complete understanding of the issues. In my opinion, you just cannot learn to express the lines properly unless you fully understand the deep emotion involved with each comment.

"Trying to get XLVI from the Arabic 46 requires remembering rules from school that are locked up in some mental vault of things once known but long forgotten such as the metric system, iambic pentameter, writing in cursive and the periodic table of elements," said Del Gallo.

ObjectivesUpon completion of this lesson, the 6th grader will demonstrate knowledge of form, rhyme, rhythm, repetition, line structure, and punctuation of a poem by writing an original sonnet in iambic pentameter and producing it into a 3 minute digital movie to be presented to their classmates.

-Teacher presents group project assignment which is to create a sonnet in iambic pentameter and prepare it in a digital story format* which will be presented to the class on Poetry Café Day (at the end of the week). Note: Students learned how to create digital stories earlier in the year. 076b4e4f54


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