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French accents and e muet question

I've encountered the rule on writing accents:

A vowel, if not at the end of a word, gets accent if situated in the end of a syllable

Examples:

épître é-pî-tre
pénétrer pé-né-trer
été é-té
célèbre cé-lè-bre

But also there are the same cases (end of a syllable) where accent is not set and 'e muet' is pronounced

Examples:

secret se-cret
petit pe-tit
fenêtre fe-nê-tre
samedi sa-me-di
leçon le-çon

What is the rule that governs accent writing for e and e muet?

For learning: French
Base language: English
Category: Language

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