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Monday, March 31, 2014


  • The Marianne is a verse form that is written with a combination rhyme and syllable count. It was created by Viola Berg . The lines should be centered on the page.

    The Marianne is:
    • a pentastich, a poem in 5 lines.
    • syllabic, 4-6-8-4-2 syllables per line.
    • rhymed, axaxa x being unrhymed.
    • titled and centered on the page.

My Thanks to Judi Van Gorder for the wonderful resource at PMO

My Example

A Centered Pentastitch (Marianne)

I don't know why
Viola invented
this form. There's not much to apply.
But, being me,
I'll try.

© Lawrencealot - March 31, 2014

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