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Tuesday, March 05, 2013
9:11 AM

Duotrain is a form invented by Bhaskar Datta of Allpoetry

It is a four stanza poem
It has no metric requirement
but each stanza alternates between 8 and six syllable lines.
Each Stanza is required to begin with the same character of the alphabet.
Rhyme Scheme:  xaxa xbxb xcxc xdxd

Example Poem

Let's Write a Duotrain

To write a Duotrain today
use keyboard or a pen.
Find rhyming word to end line two,
and on line four again.

There are but two rhymes in each verse,
how easy can it be?
Eight syllables in line number
one, and again in three.

Take two away (syllables I
mean), leaving six right here.
For on even numbered lines, that
is all that should appear.

Take care that the same letter starts
the stanza every time.
That defines the Duotrain, that
and its specific rhyme.

© Larry Eberhart, aka, Lawrencealot, Oct. 14, 2012

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