We Hold These Truths To Be Self-Evident

Just heard it pointed out on the Penn Jillette radio show that “We hold these truths to be self-evident” is iambic pentameter.  Neat.  He kept calling it “perfect” iambic pentameter, because his co-host kept trying to pitch a 10-syllable sentence as iambic pentameter as well.  He kept saying that he was doing the whole thing with the emphasis on the syllables.  That’d be the iambic part :).

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