Teaching Iambic Pentameter in Schools (update)

National Poetry Month is a month away, but we’re seeing a pronounced uptick from teachers requesting our iambic pentameter worksheets and our sonnet puzzles. Two things: We will only E-mail answer keys to teachers/professors who provide a bona fide .edu or .org E-mail address. If we can’t find you with a quick Google or LinkedIn […]

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Here’s How to Teach Pentameter in Schools!

Whether it’s sonnets or Shakespeare, iambic pentameter is a key skill in high school English classes. I was an eleventh-grader in Dr. Taylor’s AP English class when we spent an afternoon on iambic pentameter. That afternoon changed my life and my writing: words and sentences had stress patterns! I finally understood why some of my […]

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