Thursday, April 4, 2019

Why Shakespeare Loved Iambic Pentameter Explained In a Ted-Ed Talk!

With April being National Poetry Month, I thought it would be fun to share this video as to why Shakespeare loved iambic pentameter so much. Enjoy!


  1. Excellent! My eyes usually glaze over when reading or hearing about meter in poetry. I think I never bothered to understand the specific words but this helped me do that. I get rhythm. I was a musician and a songwriter, after all. Sometimes we learn from doing but this video should be in use by all teachers of poetry because it makes everything so clear. Good find.

    1. Glad you enjoyed this video! I think many people feel the way you do about meter in poetry and getting a glazed look in their eyes. This video helped me too.