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Monday, February 25, 2013

Jumping Rhyme

This form was invented by Amanda J. Norton

Monorhyme quintet with line length growing from 6 to ten syllables
Interlaced rhyme required for every line, starts with word two of line 1
then "jumps" up a word each line until the last,
where it jumps back one word.
Obviously the poet must not use large multisyllabic words that make this impossible

Line length is based on syllables, rhyme pattern is based on words - take care

Example Poem

Lets Dance   (Jumping Rhyme)

I propose that we dance
if your toes dare take a chance.
God only knows I cannot prance
and whirl like the pros, but there's a chance
the closeness could dispose you to romance.

© Lawrencealot - December 9, 2012

Both Interlaced and end-rhyme are monorhyme
I think the following visual template will clarify:
Note: you cannot chart the interlaced rhyme in advance, as it is dependent upon the word size

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