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Common Octave Notes

A variation to Common Measure is the Common Octave, a stanza form consisting of eight lines with alternating meter. Lines 1,3, 5, and 7 are iambic tetrameter or octosyllabic and lines 2, 4, 6, and 8 are iambic trimeter or six syllables. Lines 2, 4, 6 and 8 also rhyme. This gives the following rhyme … Continue reading Common Octave Notes

Common Measure Notes

Common Measure NotesA multi-stanza form, Common Measure consists of alternating iambic tetrameter and trimeter lines, with the trimeter lines forming a rhyme. xxxxxxxaxxxxxbxxxxxxxcxxxxxb xxxxxxxdxxxxxexxxxxxxfxxxxxe and so on Example: Amazing Grace by John Newton Amazing Grace, how sweet the soundThat saved a wretch like meI once was lost, but now am foundWas blind but now I … Continue reading Common Measure Notes

Decuain Notes

Created by Shelley A Cephas the Decuain is a 10-line form and can be used for any subject. Conventionally the 10 lines should be decasyllabic or iambic pentameter with one of three rhyme schemes Structure: 10 lines per stanza over three endline rhymesMeter: Decasyllabic or iambic pentameterSchema: ababbcbcaa or ababbcbcbb or ababbcbccc Example: A Writer’s … Continue reading Decuain Notes