1. Bella Swann_Forks

    Bella Swann_Forks Senior Member

    Hi there!

    I am studying the features of poetry and I have seen both "beat" and "rhythm".

    Could anyone lease tell me the difference? I think that "beat" is "rima" and "rhythm" is "ritmo". Am I ok?

    thank you in advance!
  2. k-in-sc

    k-in-sc Senior Member

    "Beat" is not "rima." More like "compás" or in acoustics "batimiento."

    Beat: A main accent or rhythmic unit in music or poetry.
    Rhythm: A strong, regular, repeated pattern of movement or sound.
  3. fenixpollo

    fenixpollo moderator

    American English
    I agree with k-in-sc that you are confusing rhythm (ritmo) with rhyme (rima). They have two distinct pronunciations and meanings (although their spelling is similar).

    I'm not sure what "beat" means in terms of poetry, but it might be the same as "meter". Where did you see "beat" used to refer to poetry? Maybe they're using it in a special way.

    Also, you might want to check out this page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poetry#Rhythm
  4. Vampiro

    Vampiro Senior Member

    Emiratos Árabes
    Chile - Español
    Beat = pulso, tiempo, entonación.
    Depende del contexto.

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