What are some examples of famous poetry with meter and rhyme?

I’m in high school, and I have the worst English teacher in the building. He asked us to make a poetry album, and at least one of those poems needs to be a famous poem with meter and rhyme. One problem: he never taught us what meter was. Please help!

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2 Responses to What are some examples of famous poetry with meter and rhyme?

  1. Gandalf

    The Raven by Edgar Allen Poe

  2. Will H

    Meter
    The arrangement of a line of poetry by the number of syllables and the rhythm of accented (or stressed) syllables.

    Types of Meter
    Tetrameter
    Lo, thus I triumph like a king,
    Content with that my mind doth bring.
    (Edward Dyer, “My Mind to Me A Kingdom Is”)

    ‘Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
    Did gyre and gimble in the wabe.
    (Lewis Carroll, “Jabberwocky”)

    Pentameter
    To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.
    (Alfred Tennyson, “Ulysses”)

    Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?
    (William Shakespeare, Sonnet 18)

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