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The Importance of Metre
in Poetry

By Josie Whitehead

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By Josie Whitehead

Metre Gives Verse

It’s metre that helps you to write a fine verse - -

But rhyme without metre - well what can be worse?

     It’s the metre that gives verse it’s get-up-and-go,

     And the metre gives movement to poems you know.


Now it isn't the rhyme that's the problem at all;

It's the metre that drives everyone up the wall,

    But you really should  learn it.  It’s not very hard

    And with rhyme and with rhythm you’ll make a fine *bard.


So what metre is used in my poem today?

I will give you a clue for its name starts with ‘a’

     Now come on, get thinking, it ends with a 'tic' -

     It's not meant to fool you and isn't a trick!

Copyright on all my poems

*  A bard is another name for a poet.  Did you know this?  

And the name for the metre I've used in this poem?  anapaestic metre.

                                                                                                                 See HERE

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