Chant Notes

Probably as old as poetry itself, the Chant is considered to be the first form that poetry took. Chants employ repetitive lines to form a type of chant effect. How frequent the repeated line is the poet’s choice. Example Santa Carla by Robert Lee Brewer He can see all the birds lift from the grass;there's … Continue reading Chant Notes

Rondel Notes

A neglected yet beautiful poetic form the Rondel is a thirteen-line form constructed over two rhymes. There is also a refrain, which is set by the first two lines of the first stanza. The meter is open to the poet’s discretion but like most French poetry forms is usually eight-syllable lines. The rhyme scheme is … Continue reading Rondel Notes

Go Vat Notes

Originating in Cambodia the Go Vat became popular among French poets in the late 1800s. It consists of a couplet which sets the rhyme of the subsequent stanzas, and a third line that repeats either in total, a phrase, or the last word throughout the poem. This gives the following structure and schema xxxxxxxaxxxxxxxaxxxxxxxB xxxxxxxaxxxxxxxaxxxxxxxB … Continue reading Go Vat Notes