Cywydd Llosgyrnog Notes

Another Welsh form, the Cywydd Llosgyrnog is a syllabic-based form with internal rhymes. It is a 6-line stanza. Lines 1, 2, 4, and 5 are 8-syllables in length with 1 and 2 sharing an end rhyme and lines 4 and 5 sharing an end rhyme. Lines 3 and 6 have 7-syllable lines and end rhyme … Continue reading Cywydd Llosgyrnog Notes

Bio Poem Notes

A Bio poem is written about a person from life or fiction with the contents of its eleven lines describing the individual’s actions, feelings, emotions, personality, etc. Line 1: The character's first nameLine 2: Four words that describe the characterLine 3: Brother or sister of…Line 4: Lover of…(three ideas or people)Line 5: Who feels…(three ideas)Line … Continue reading Bio Poem Notes

Cinquain Notes

The Cinquain is a popular five-line stanza, derived from a very casual French form by Adelaide Crapsey. The five lines have a specific syllable count starting with a two-syllable line and each of the following three lines increasing by two syllables and the final line is two syllables. Many poets use iambic meter, but that … Continue reading Cinquain Notes

Chueh-chu Notes

The Chueh-chu is noted in Robin Skelton’s ‘The Shapes of Our Singing’ as a Chines form with chueh-chu roughly translating to ‘sonnet cut short’. Skelton suggests three rhyme schemes and the use Wu-yen-shih meter (5-syllable phrases/lines). The rhyme schemes are as follows: aaba cadaabcb dbedaaba aaca Example Full Moon by Robin Skelton Full moon: a … Continue reading Chueh-chu Notes