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Saturday, November 2, 2013


Rictameter is a scheme similar to Cinquain.            
Starting your first line with a two syllable word, you then consecutively increase the number of syllables per line by two. i.e. 2, 4, 6, 8, 10  Then down again, 8, 6, 4, 2 Making the final line the same two syllable word you began with. 

This form looks best when centered

Example Poem

The puppy lived 
because I rescued him. 
Just a boy myself, no one close. 
Nursed him to health; trained him easily too 
and my grandma watched us blossom. 
He played with me, slept with 
me, became my 


(c) Lawrencealot - April 2012

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