The typical lyric poem of Japanese literature, composed of five unrhymed metrical units of 5,7,5,7,7 'sound symbols'; tanka in English have generally been in five lines with a total of thirty-one syllables, often observing a short, long, short, long, long pattern. Tanka usually need no titles, though in Japanese a 'topic' (dai) is often indicated where a title would normally stand in Western poetry. In
This is a similar form to the Rhupunt the only difference being the rhyme pattern a..b..b..a. and the same for the next stanza rhymes the same a..b..b..a. The rhyme could change for the next stanzas.
Layout: x x x a x x x b x x x b x x x a x x x a
x x x b x x x b x x x a
In English, the Terza Rima is usually written in iambic pentameter, although that rule is not an anchor. Terza rima consists of three-line stanzas using chain rhyme in the pattern a-b-a, b-c-b, c-d-c, d-e-d. There is no limit to the number of lines, but poems or sections of poems end with either a single line or couplet repeating the rhyme of the middle line of the final tercet. (Some authorities permit the final tercet as well as the single line at the end to rhyme "a".) Thus the three possible endings for the example above are d-e-d-e or d-e-d-e-e or d-a-d-a. To use the "a" rhyme on a couplet is not accepted by any known authority.
It consists of syllables of 3, 3, 12, 12, 12, 12, 3, and 3 syllables. Rhyme is AABBCCDD There is no limit on stanzas.
Tigerjade is a poetry form by Jacqueline Sturge.
Tina’s Zigzag Rhyme is a form created by Christina R Jussume on September 21, 2009. It starts with a sestet, refrain, quatrain, refrain and quatrain. It must be uplifting subject. Rhyme in first two lines is at left, next rhyme is center in lines 3 and 4, and rhyme in lines 5 and 6 is an end rhyme. Refrain is first two lines of poem. After refrain you use center rhyme, then end rhyme, continue with refrain… etc. It is an 8 syllable per line poem. No limit to stanzas but must have, at least one sestet, refrain, and quatrain.
Tree of Life
This Poetry form was created by Christina R Jussaume on 12 03 07.
You begin with one syllable until you reach 13 syllables.
The next 6 lines have 4 syllables each. There is no rhyme and it should be center aligned to show the shape of tree. The poem should be spiritual or uplifting or about nature in content.
Must have a name for the title to form the acrostic
Then it is done in 3 ways and about nature. First at the beginning as a normal Acrostic Second in the centre of the name
Third being an acrostic with the last lettter.
Created by Patricia A Farnsworth-Simpson
The features of the Triolet are: 8 lines.
Two rhymes. 5 of the 8 lines are repeated or refrain lines.
First line repeats at the 4th and 7th lines.
Second line repeats at the 8th line.
Rhyme scheme (where an upper-case letter indicates the appearance of an identical line, while a lower-case letter indicates
a rhyme with each line designated by the same lower-case or upper-case letter): A B
a - Rhymes with 1st line. A - Identical to 1st line.
a - Rhymes with 1st line. b - Rhymes with 2nd line.
A - Identical to 1st line. B - Identical to 2nd line.
A 10 line poem with a pattern of using the same ending words
First stanza.....ABC Second Stanza....CAB Third Stanza....BCA
Last line: Take the words from first stanza... the ABC and use in that order in last line.
A poem containing three stanzas of 3, 3 and 2 lines OR 3, 2 and 3 lines: 8 lines total with a syllable count of 3, 6, 9, 12, 12, 9, 6, 3. The rhyming pattern is AAB BBC CC where the last line is the title of the poem and summarizes the meaning of the poem.
Note: These poems are to appear center aligned.
This was thought up by Robert Crockett from
Unofficial Form Any form that is not an officially recognized form. (Poets parade them in legion formation.) Unofficial forms should not be confused with "None," because an unofficial form will be recognizable as a form of some sort.
In a traditional Villanelle:
The lines are grouped into five tercets and a concluding quatrain. Thus a Villanelle has 19 lines. Lines may be of any length.
The Villanelle has two rhymes. The rhyme scheme is aba, with the same end-rhyme for every first and last line of each tercet and the final two lines of the quatrain. Two of the lines are repeated:
1.The first line of the first stanza is repeated as the last line of the second and the fourth stanzas, and as the second-to-last line in the concluding quatrain. 2. The third line of the first stanza is repeated as the last line of the third and the fifth stanzas, and as the last line in the concluding quatrain. Thus the pattern of line-repetition is as follows: A1 b A2 a b A1 a b A2 a b A1 a b A2
a b A1 A2 In the above, the lines of the first tercet are
represented by "A1 b A2", because the first and third lines rhyme and will be repeated later in the poem. The first line of each subsequent stanzas is shown as "a" because it rhymes with those two lines. Meanwhile the second line ("b") is not repeated but the second line of each subsequent stanzas rhymes with that line.
Wheelchair Angel Style
A new form of poetry created to honor
Poet mike44 aka Author Michael L Schuh
Who we now know as the wheel-chair angel…
It consists of 25 lines
Starting with head syllable count of 2/2/3/4/3/2/1/3
to create the impression of the back of a man
sat in his wheel chair
5/8/8/10/8/8/8/8/8/8/ these line represent the chair
Then 4/ 4/6/6/4/4 split to represent two wheels
Then a 10 syllable line to represents the ground
Content must include wheel chair.
Created by Pat Simpson 3/10.2009
This titled syllabic form, created by Betty Ann Whitney, has exactly seven lines with a syllable pattern of 3, 4, 3, 4, 3, 4, 7.
Zany Zig Zag Five
In this style your words cannot be aligned centre, left or right they must be placed in a zig-zag fashion, and the contenr must be about moving mentioning zig zag in content and it must rhyme!
Created by Pat Simpson aka Patricia ann Farnsworth-Simpson
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