Poem A

When you fill in blanks in this game, the number of syllables per word, and the ways in which these syllables are accented, is key. Please use this as a reference, in case you’ve forgotten this stuff:

  • If there is no mention of feet (iambic, trochaic, anapestic, dactylic, spondaic), then the word is monosyllabic.
  • Words with more than one syllable will be referred to as one of the following:
    • Iambic: destroy
    • Anapestic: intervene
    • Trochaic: topsy
    • Dactylic: merrily
    • Spondaic: hum drum
  • If it asks for the base form of a verb, that’s the part that comes after “to” in the infinitive form, as in “to be or not to be,” and “to eat or not to eat.”
  • If it asks for a present participle, then it’s a verb form ending in “-ing.”
  • If it asks for a past participle, then it’s a verb form probably ending in “-ed” (unless the verb is irregular)