Scan lines 21-24 in iambic tetrameter. Mark the syllables, and separate the feet with short vertical lines.

Scan lines 21-24 in iambic tetrameter. Mark the syllables, and separate the feet with short vertical lines.

Scan lines 21-24 in iambic tetrameter. Mark the syllables, and separate the feet with short vertical lines.

Scan lines 21-24 in iambic tetrameter. Mark the syllables, and separate the feet with short vertical lines.

Concerning “The Nymph’s Reply to the Shepherd,” most of what you need to do here is simple and straightforward.First, in the lines you identify every two syllables form a metric foot.  They all contain eight syllables and iambs are the dominant rythm.  Mark these with your “short vertical lines.”Second, the last three lines are regular iambic tetrameter.  The even numbered syllables are stressed.  All three lines are filled with iambs, an unstressed syllable followed by a stressed.Finally, the first half of the first line consists of one iamb and one trochee:  a stressed syllable followed by an unstressed.  The last half of the first line returns to iambs.If I use an underscore as a mark for an unstressed syllable, my scan would look like this:_ /  / _ _ / _ /_ / _ / _ /_ /_ / _ / _ / _ /_ / _ / _ / _ /Hope this helps!
Scan lines 21-24 in iambic tetrameter. Mark the syllables, and separate the feet with short vertical lines.
Scan lines 21-24 in iambic tetrameter. Mark the syllables, and separate the feet with short vertical lines.
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Scan lines 21-24 in iambic tetrameter. Mark the syllables, and separate the feet with short vertical lines.
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