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Meter gives poetry a predictable rhythm and influences how a poem is read, both silently and aloud. What is the basic unit of meter in poetry?

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Syllables are the basic unit of meter in poetry. They are the smallest metrical units of a meter in poetry. It can either be stressed or accented, or unstressed or unaccented. Syllables can also refer to pitches that have been held slightly higher or slightly longer at a time.The next units of a meter in poetry are called foot and line.

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