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?
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.