Awdl Gywydd Notes

A Welsh form, the Awdl Gywydd consists of four-line stanzas, each line containing seven syllables.The last syllable of lines 1 and 3 rhyme with the 3rd-5th syllable of their following lines. The 2nd and 4th lines also rhyme. xxxxxxaxxaxxxbxxxxxxcxxcxxxb Example Afanc and the Fool by Jez Farmer A mysterious creatureSaid to lure the fools to … Continue reading Awdl Gywydd Notes

Short Measure Notes

A variation of the Common Measure form, Short Measure consists of three lines of iambic trimeter, and a third line in iambic tetrameter. Including the rhyme scheme this gives the following patternxxxxxaxxxxxbxxxxxxxaxxxxxb Example Slainte by Gloria Carpenter To water down a drinkis sometimes a request;yet what a waste, I often thinkwhen strongest form is best. … Continue reading Short Measure Notes