A Midsummer Night's Dream

what kind of verse do Theseus and Hippolyta speak in?

in the play

Asked by
Last updated by jill d #170087
Answers 6
Add Yours
Best Answer

They speak in a undignified blank verse. Like the beginning of the play their dialog is unrhymed and based on the iambic pentameter line.

blank verse

what does iambic pentameter mean?

The iambic pentameter is a line of five feet (there are two sylables to a foot, so we have 10 here). The main emphasis falls on the first syllable in each foot.

I still don't get the pentameter thing but thanks.