While you may intend to write primarily in accentual-syllabic or quantitative verse for a given poem, mixing the two methods can strengthen the pattern of
stressed/unstressed and long/short syllables. In other words, use long vowel sounds in stressed positions and short vowel sounds in unstressed positions. Or, if writing quantitative verse, support your rhythm by
using stressed syllables in the long positions and unstressed in the short-syllable positions.