Example sentences for: pentameter

How can you use “pentameter” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • And can this be explained without resorting to the phrase "dumbing down" or alluding to the questions on that Who Wants a Big Bucket of Money quiz show being multiple choice about the Brady Bunch , not like in the old days, when quiz show questions were so hard that you had to cheat to win, and presidential candidates all spoke in full sentences, in iambic pentameter, in Latin, while wearing complicated wigs and fancy hats and several layers of underwear with fastenings so elaborate you had to be like a genius just to undress for one of your Naked Fireside Chats from the Aero White House, a giant dirigible moored to Zelda Fitzgerald.

  • More often than not, he writes in iambic pentameter, the antiquated base rhythm of English poetry.

  • In an ecumenical spirit, Prudie wanted to answer you in Islamic pentameter, but she is fluent only in limericks.

  • His or her duties include converting all public remarks by the speaker of the House into iambic pentameter (rhyming optional); composing ribald limericks about any lawsuits filed against the president for sexual harassment; and debating the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee about whether a poem is lovely as a tree.


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