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neil54
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23 Apr 2017, 18:20 #1

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2017 Poetry Form Challenge
#07 Redondilla
(Spanish Quatrain)


This form has a variety of choice, it can have sandwich couplets, alternate rhyming couplets or
two conventional rhyming couplets, It uses tetrameter, (8 syllables) and a suggested patterns of:


x x x x x x x a
x x x x x x x b
x x x x x x x b
x x x x x x x a


or


x x x x x x x a
x x x x x x x b
x x x x x x x a
x x x x x x x b


or


x x x x x x x a
x x x x x x x a
x x x x x x x b
x x x x x x x b
2017 Poetry Form Challenge
#08 Roundel
This is a form derived from the Rondeau and Rondine in the nineteenth century
by the English poet A.G. Swinbourne. It has eleven lines constructed from two
quatrains, and a triplet.
The rhyme scheme consists of only two rhymes and a refrain which is made from the
first phrase of first line. The convention is for the second line to rhyme with the refrain:..
a. b. a.
B ... b.
a. b ... a.
b. a.
B..




Roundel
If he could know my songs are all for
him,
At silver dawn or in the evening glow,
Would he not smile and think it but a whim,If he could know?


Or would his heart rejoice and overflow,
As happy brooks that break their icy rim
When April's horns along the hillsides blow?



I may not speak till Eros' torch is dim,
The god is bitter and will have it so;
And yet to-night our fate would seem less grimIf he could know.
Sara Teasdale


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