For there are a few people who are wanting to learn or practice meter, so I've decided to start this practice Thread. This Practice thread will coincide with my Blog: https://www.writingforums.org/entry/a-study-of-metrical-writing-part-1-introduction.63871/ So please read that before jumping in. Works like this. Scan the person's Metrical writing above you, Post what practice lines you are on (again, read the blog) Then post you own Metrical writing. As the blog progresses, the challenges become harder. LIST OF EXERCISES: https://www.writingforums.org/entry/a-study-of-metrical-writing-part-0-metrical-writing-exercises.63933/ Tell us which exercise you are doing when you post. I'll start off (I threw a few curve balls in there.) Lines: 1-10 The dirty mouse, it jumped and climbed the wall And ran away from our cat. I bought Some cheese and placed some traps around To catch That dirty little mouse. A week did pass, And not a single trap was sprung. I hate That mouse! Today I heard a trap go snap! The trap had caught the cat; its paw now bled. I should just fire my damn useless cat. Another week had passed, The cheese was gone, The Cat was fired, and the mouse had won.