In poetry, a pentameter is a line of verse consisting of five metrical feet. In verse, many meters use a foot as the basic unit in their description of the underlying rhythm of a poem Iambic pentameter is one of the most commonly used meters in English, used extensively by many poets, including William Shakespeare, John Milton, and William Wordsworth. Iambic pentameter is a type of meter that is used in Poetry and Drama. William Shakespeare ( baptised John Milton ( 9 December, 1608 – 8 November, 1674) was an English Poet, Prose Polemicist and It is a line that consists of five iambs. An iamb or iambus is a Metrical foot used in various types of Poetry. Occasionally, Shakespeare will invert each foot to produce a line in trochaic pentameter, which consists of five trochees; an example of which may be found in King Lear's dying speech--"Never, never, never, never, never!" (4. In verse, many meters use a foot as the basic unit in their description of the underlying rhythm of a poem A trochee or choree, choreus, is a Metrical foot used in formal Poetry. King Lear is a tragedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written between 1603 and 1606 and is considered one of his greatest works 3).
The dactylic pentameter is found in elegiac poetry as the second line in an elegiac distich consisting of a dactylic hexameter and a pentameter. Dactylic pentameter is a form of meter in poetry It is normally found the second line of the classical Latin or Greek Elegiac couplet following the first line of Elegiac refers either to those compositions that are like elegies or to a specific poetic meter used in Classical elegies Dactylic Hexameter (also known as "heroic hexameter" is a form of meter in poetry or a rhythmic scheme
Pentameter can be described as the following:
"Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?"