Read this excerpt from The Iliad. With tame content, and thou possess’d of thine? Great as thou art, and like a god in fight, Think not to rob me of a soldier’s right. At thy demand shall I restore the maid? How many feet are in each line?
There are 5 feet per line meaning that it is a pentameter. 5 feet means that there are 10 syllables.
10 syllables per line means five feat. 2 syllables a foot. 5 ft per line.