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What is Iambic Pentameter?
Iambic Pentameter is a type of poetic meter often associated with Shakespeare. A line of iambic pentameter features ten syllables which alternate between unstressed and stressed (i.e. de-DUM-de-DUM...) . This helps to create a distinctive rhythm that mimics everyday speech.
How does a within-subjects differ design from a between-subjects experimental design?
For a within-subjects experimental design, the same participants complete all test conditions. One advantage of this research design is that the experiment requires a lesser number of participants. Conversely, a between-subjects design features two separate groups of participants who are each only exposed to one of the test conditions. One advantage of this experimental design is that it helps to minimise learning effects.
When may an ellipsis be used in a piece of writing?
An ellipsis has multiple uses in written English. For example, an ellipsis may be used to indicate an omission of a word or words in a quote. Additionally, an ellipsis can be used to create suspense or break in thought.