Abecedarium Notes

Commonly used as didactic poems or children, such as A is for Apple,…, the Abecedarium is a poem with words or stanzas beginning with successive letters of the alphabet. Example As Easy as ABC b Jez Farmer Arouse the senses,Breath meeting quivering lips,Craving mouth-watering moments;Delirium found in lust's first kiss. Eagerly tongues caress,Foment inner dilatation,Grasping … Continue reading Abecedarium Notes

Sestina Notes

Considered a difficult form to master, the Sestina was created by Arnaut Daniel, a mathematician and poet in the twelfth century. It was later adopted by Francesco Petrarch who composed a series of sestinas he called Canzone. The sestina is composed of seven stanzas. The first six stanzas each have six lines, with end word … Continue reading Sestina Notes

Rubliw Notes

Developed from the Cinquain by Richard Wilbur, the Rubliw is usually a message to a person, a group, or mankind. Usually iambic, it starts with monometer, each lime increasing by a foot until the fifth line in pentameter. The lines then decrease by a foot each time until the closing line in monometer. Example Birds … Continue reading Rubliw Notes

Etheree

The Etheree is a 10-lined poetry form with an ascending syllable count of 1 to 10 through lines 1 to 10. Therefore, line 1 has 1 syllable, line 2 has 2, and so on ending with line 10 and 10 syllables. Example: Elemental by Jez Farmer Fire Air, Earth Water sprites combined as one. Life's … Continue reading Etheree