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Sunday, March 31, 2013

7/5 Trochee

The 7/5 Trochee, created by Andrea Dietrich, of 2 or more quatrain stanzas with the following set rules:

Meter:  Trochaic
Syllabic: 7/5/7/5
Rhyme Scheme: a/b/c/b  or  a/b/a/b

The meter is trochee, which means alternating stressed and
unstressed beats in each line, with each line beginning and
ending in a stressed syllable. This is a simple lyrical type
little poem, so rhymes will be basic, nothing fancy.
The poem itself should give a description of something of interest to the poet.
There is not a set number of these quatrain type stanzas, 
but a typical 7/5 Trochee would consist of two quatrains,
with the second stanza serving to tie up the idea presented in the first stanza.

Example Poem


Sleeping eight hours every night 
Seems to some devine. 
Choosing such is quite their right. 
Just don't make it mine. 

I will sleep that much or more. 
Taking smaller blocks. 
For in afternoon I snore 
Even wearing socks.

© Lawrencealot -  June 19, 2012

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