Meter Definition | Writing

Meter is a rhythmic pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables that gives poetry its structure. It‘s like a beat that drives the poem forward. It‘s also a framework to showcase those amazing lines and rhymes you come up with. So don‘t forget to meter your masterpiece!

As a great example, iambic pentameter is a popular meter found often in Shakespeare‘s work: “daDUM, daDUM, daDUM, daDUM, daDUM.”