In this Chapter, it talks about the universe we live in is a system of rhythms. From the beating of your mother’s heart that matching to your own to when are walking with our legs and arms swinging in a rhythm. In the book, it defines rhythm as the way words of the poem moves. When we have a rhythm, it tends to involve and excite us such as dancing. The movement of your body goes along with the rhythm of a song. In poetry, the repetition of words or images gives you a kind of rhythm.
I find it difficult to understand the iambic pentameter, especially when it uses the symbols to represent each word, such as pyrrhic, spondee (–), trochee, and anapest. Why do we need accent on the words?