LAMDA GOLD VERSE & PROSE THEORY

Theory for the grade 8 LAMDA examination.

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  • LAMDA GOLD THEORY
    • Versification...
      • Is the art of  making verses (theory of the phonetic structure of verse)
        • Accentual-syllabic
          • Versification...
            • Is the art of  making verses (theory of the phonetic structure of verse)
              • Accentual-syllabic
                • Pattern made between the no. of syllables in a line of verse + accents placed on them.
            • Pattern made between the no. of syllables in a line of verse + accents placed on them.
          • Meter and Rhythm
            • Rhythm formed using weak/strong stresses
              • 2 MAIN TYPES
                • a) Rising Rhythm
                  • Iambic pentameter
                    • Goes dem DUM (x5)
                      • Comes from the Greek word "to hurl"/ "to throw" - Writers throwing verse at the enemy.
                        • Commonly used by Shakespeare (use my sonnet as an example)
                    • Comes from the Greek word "to hurl"/ "to throw" - Writers throwing verse at the enemy.
                      • Commonly used by Shakespeare (use my sonnet as an example)
                    • Rhythm closley resembles beating of the heart
                      • Goes dem DUM (x5)
                    • Anapest
                      • Goes de de DUM
                      • Creates a rapid effect, drives verse forward..
                        • Goes de de DUM
                  • Others..
                    • Spondee
                      • Consitis of two successive stressed syllables (DUM DUM)
                • a) Rising Rhythm
                  • Iambic pentameter
                    • Rhythm closley resembles beating of the heart
                    • Anapest
                      • Creates a rapid effect, drives verse forward..
                    • b) Falling Rhythm
                      • 2 MAIN TYPES
                        • Others..
                          • Spondee
                            • Consitis of two successive stressed syllables (DUM DUM)
                      • Trochee
                        • Opposite to Iambic rhythm
                          • Consists of a stresses syllable then an unstressed.
                            • Goes DUM de
                        • Goes DUM de
                        • Consists of a stresses syllable then an unstressed.
                        • Dactyl
                          • Consists of 1 stressed syllable then 2 unstressed
                            • (Intro to the LV insurance advert)
                              • Goes DUM de de
                                • Dactyl
                                  • Consists of 1 stressed syllable then 2 unstressed
                                    • (Intro to the LV insurance advert)
                                      • Goes DUM de de
                                    • Used in 1st line of Shakespeare  most famous selilique "To be or not to be, that is the question"
                            • Used in 1st line of Shakespeare  most famous selilique "To be or not to be, that is the question"
                      • Blending of rhythms
                        • IF the same rhythm is used constantly verse will get boring so...
                          • It changed to either: A) add interest, B) change meaning/ mood
                      • Scansion
                        • To scan  verse i.e. count feet in a line or mark strong/ weak stresses
                  • To scan  verse i.e. count feet in a line or mark strong/ weak stresses

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