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Monday, April 21, 2014

Long Octave

Long Octave

Type:
Structure, Metrical Requirement, Rhyme Scheme Requirement, Stanzaic
Description:
An octave of iambic tetrameter with rhyme scheme abcbabcb.
Schematic:
Line rhythm: xX xX xX xX
Rhyme scheme: abcbabcb
Rhythm/Stanza Length:
8
See Also:
Status:
Incomplete

My thanks to Charles L. Weatherford for his fine Poetrybase resource.



Example poem

Recruiting      (Long Octave)










When Maude and I were at the park
just chatting calmly on a bench,
two half-dressed trollops happened by
(I think perhaps that they were French),
it wasn't close to getting dark.
They asked, "We've many thirsts to quench.
and one's a friendly older guy;
would you take care of him by chance?"


© Lawrencealot - April 21, 2014


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