This foot features an unstressed followed by a stressed beat, or syllable. buh bum buh bum buh bum buh bum This is the most common foot in English, and if you think about it, that’s quite a feet! All Shakespearean, or English Sonnets, are written using the iamb meter. This is also the closest meter, or rhythm, that sounds like the way we speak. The easiest way to remember this meter is to model it after the heartbeat or rhythm of a galloping horse.