Whittled Words – Rime Couee Poem

The Rime Couee is a French poetic form that uses six-line stanzas with a 3-part rhyme scheme and variable line lengths. 

Whittled Words – Stornello Poem

The stornello is an Italian tercet (or 3-line stanza) form with 11 syllables per line and an AAA end rhyme.

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Whittled Words – Seguidilla Poem

Seguidilla is one of those poetic forms that started off as a song before eventually settling on an established poetic form.

Whittled Words – Roundelay Poem

Technically, the roundelay is any simple lyric poem that uses a refrain…

Oh, Calliope

I have come to write,
On this page so white,
But the words will not seem to come…

Whittled Words – Rimas Dissolutas Poem

Another French troubadouric form, popular with 12th and 13th century poets, Rimas Dissolutas is a poem that rhymes and does not rhyme.

Whittled Words – Monotetra Poem

Personally, I like the rhyme scheme and the repetitive final line of each stanza. I also appreciate the flexibility of this form in terms of how long or short the poem can be.

Whittled Words – Lai Poem

The lai is another French form. It is a nine-line poem or stanza that uses an “a” and “b” rhyme following this pattern: aabaabaab.

Whittled Words – Kyrielle Poem

The kyrielle is a French four-line stanza (quatrain) form that has a refrain in the fourth line.

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