From the popular Sicilian sestet evolved the English variant made popular by William Shakespeare using the rhyme scheme in his sonnets. Strictly speaking the lines should be in Iambic pentameter but many modern poets prefer to use decasyllabic lines. The rhyme scheme for the English sestet is ababcc dedeff… and so on Example Mother Moon … Continue reading English Sestet Notes
The Collin’s sestet is a creative combination of three poetic groups – rhyming couplets, creating a sestet with the last line of the stanza being a repeat of the line, phrase, or word in the next stanza. No meter is specified other than that if only heroic (iambic pentameter) couplets are used the stanza is … Continue reading Collins Sestet Notes
Warm your breath breezes across my bare skin. Flooding the valleys of my body with need. Lasting heat of your kisses deep within...
Also known as the Standard Habbie this stanza consists of six lines. Lines 1, 2, 3, and 5 are octosyllabic and rhyme. Lines 4 and 6 are hexasyllabic and form the second rhyme. This gives the following schematic: xxxxxxxaxxxxxxxaxxxxxxxaxxxxxbxxxxxxxaxxxxxb Example: To a Mouse on Turning up her Nest with a Plough by Robert Burns Wee … Continue reading Burns’ Stanza Notes
The Standard Habbie, often used by Robert Burns who may have created the form, is a sestet stanza.
Short Particular Measure is a stanza form with each stanza consisting of six lines. Lines 1, 2, 4 and 5 are trimeter or six syllables and lines 3 and 6 are tetrameter or eight syllables in length. The rhyme scheme is aabaab Example: The Beautiful Mind by Jez Farmer You insist I am straight Sorry … Continue reading Short Particular Measure