B9. The following lines are examples of which meter?
When to the sessions of sweet silent thought I summon up remembrance of things past
4 is CORRECT.
Shakespeare, sonnet 30.
NOTE: The first line, at least as I read it, is a highly irregular line. It's really only its context (the whole sonnet, the book of Shakespeare's sonnets, even the conventions of the sonnet form) which might justify our calling it an iambic pentameter line as we read it. As the sonnet continues, however, the iambic pentameter norm gets clearly established.
Irregular as it is, however, I count two iambs in the line, more than any other kind of foot.
WHEN to the SES sions of SWEET SIL ent THOUGHT / - - / - - / / - /
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