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Monday, April 21, 2014

Long Octave

Long Octave

Structure, Metrical Requirement, Rhyme Scheme Requirement, Stanzaic
An octave of iambic tetrameter with rhyme scheme abcbabcb.
Line rhythm: xX xX xX xX
Rhyme scheme: abcbabcb
Rhythm/Stanza Length:
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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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