5. The following line is an example of which meter?
        The will of my most seeming-virtuous queen

  1. iambic tetrameter
  2. iambic pentameter
  3. trochaic tetrameter
  4. trochaic pentameter
  5. anapestic pentameter
  6. anapestic tetrameter
  7. dactyllic pentameter
  8. dactyllic tetrameter


This is the Ghost in _Hamlet_ talking. You can hear the scornful emphases in "SEEMing VIRtuous". (Notice that if we give "virtuous" its fullest pronunciation there is an extra unstressed syllable in the line.)

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