The popular English Quintain has no set meter with a rhyme schemexbxbbxdxdd… etc.orababbcdcdd… etc. Example The Boatman by Sean Curtis Do not call the boatman earlyWe must all wait out our time,He will not come if it's untimelyHe'll leave you waiting out of lineAnd the future will not be fine If he comes and takes … Continue reading English Quintain Notes
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The Cinquain is a popular five-line stanza, derived from a very casual French form by Adelaide Crapsey. The five lines have specific syllable count starting with a two-syllable line and each of the following three lines increasing by two syllables and the final line is two syllables. Many poets use iambic meter, but that is … Continue reading Cinquain Notes
Created by Kathy Anderson Structure: 5 Stanzas of 5 Lines Line 1 consists of four to five syllables and is repeated in each stanzaLine 2 consists of four or five syllables and rhymes with the subsequent second linesLine 3 consists of two or three syllables and emphasizes the previous statementLine 4 consists of four or … Continue reading Cardinal Stanza Notes