Ekprhasis Notes

The Ekprhasis is more about the content of the poem than specific rhyme and meter stylistics. It is poetry written on and/or about other pieces of art Example Majestic Gaze by Jez Farmer Poised, an Arcadian goddessAdorned in luxury and styleBeauty bursting from her bodiceArtist entranced within a smileOutside, a returning empireRestoring imperial daysAs paint … Continue reading Ekprhasis Notes

Droigneach Notes

An Irish poetic form, the Droigneach consists of quatrains. Each line is 9 to 13 syllables long but should remain consistent within the poem. Line 1 rhymes with line 3, and line 2 rhymes with line 4. Each couplet should contain an internal rhyme or other sound echoes. The final word of each line should … Continue reading Droigneach Notes

Dizain Notes

A French form, the Dizain from the 15th and 16th centuries, It consists of a single 10-line stanza, with 8-syllables per line. English poets may prefer 10-syllables per line. The rhyme scheme is as follows ababbccdcd Example Sleepless in Love by Jez Farmer Again, I’m here and you are thereAnd without you I lay awakeAt … Continue reading Dizain Notes

Bio Poem Notes

A Bio poem is written about a person from life or fiction with the contents of its eleven lines describing the individual’s actions, feelings, emotions, personality, etc. Line 1: The character's first nameLine 2: Four words that describe the characterLine 3: Brother or sister of…Line 4: Lover of…(three ideas or people)Line 5: Who feels…(three ideas)Line … Continue reading Bio Poem Notes

Cinquain Notes

The Cinquain is a popular five-line stanza, derived from a very casual French form by Adelaide Crapsey. The five lines have a 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 … Continue reading Cinquain Notes

Chueh-chu Notes

The Chueh-chu is noted in Robin Skelton’s ‘The Shapes of Our Singing’ as a Chines form with chueh-chu roughly translating to ‘sonnet cut short’. Skelton suggests three rhyme schemes and the use Wu-yen-shih meter (5-syllable phrases/lines). The rhyme schemes are as follows: aaba cadaabcb dbedaaba aaca Example Full Moon by Robin Skelton Full moon: a … Continue reading Chueh-chu Notes

Soneto Cinco Cuatro y Cinco Notes

Structure: Quintain, quatrain and quintainMeter: Decasyllabic or pentameterRhyme Scheme: abbaa ccdd eeffe Example The Poet's Song (in tetrameter) by Jez Farmer A distant echo over timeThe single voice that none could hearThe whisper silenced by my fearA voice which called me out in rhymeAs ink revealed the hidden crime.Two voices that should speak as oneYet … Continue reading Soneto Cinco Cuatro y Cinco Notes

Sapphic Ode Sonnet Notes

Created by: Jeff GreenStructure: Three quatrains and a coupletMeter: Tetrameter or octosyllabic lines (see additional notes)Rhyme Scheme: abab cdcd efef ggAdditional Notes: Example French Cologne by Jez Farmer As tears replaced the kiss of loveWith long nights of sleeping aloneThat grasp the lingering scent ofA French cologne.The study books can’t hold my mindMy heart is … Continue reading Sapphic Ode Sonnet Notes

Mystique’s Mini Sonnet Notes

Created by: Alberto J. Alvarez GStructure: Three quatrains and a coupletMeter: 6/6/7/7 6/6/7/7 6/6/7/7 7/7Rhyme scheme: Aabb cccc Aacc dd Example Time Goes By by Jez Farmer Greying hair speaks of timeYears gone by in their primeYet eyes sparkle with mischiefRevealing inner beliefThe memories remainIn happiness and painOf sunny days before rainReliving it all againGreying … Continue reading Mystique’s Mini Sonnet Notes