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    Thread created on 18:30:14 - 15/04/21 (3 years ago)
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    Last replied 04:47:15 - 03/05/21 (3 years ago)
    I write poems (Portuguese), from sonnets to short stories. But I don't know in English, if anyone there knows how to give me tips mainly on metrics. Because they are different from latin.

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    Posted on 22:20:46 - 21/04/21 (3 years ago)
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    The Ode Less Travelled by Stephen Fry does a really good job of explaining all kinds of poetry in English (including meter). It’s a fun and entertaining read, and has lots of helpful exercises to improve your poetry 
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    Posted on 04:47:15 - 03/05/21 (3 years ago)
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    Yakkov [2379964]

    I write poems (Portuguese), from sonnets to short stories. But I don't know in English, if anyone there knows how to give me tips mainly on metrics. Because they are different from latin.
    I'm not quite sure what you mean about meter being different from Latin. Iambs, spondees, dactyls etc. are the same in English. 

    There are no reliable rules for how to pronounce words (syllable stresses + vowel sounds) in English if that's what you're asking, you would need a dictionary for individual words.
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