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Invented Poetry Forms:

  bullet   The 7/5 Trochee
  bullet   A L'Arora
  bullet   Alliterisen
  bullet   The Alouette
  bullet   The Blitz Poem
  bullet   The Brevette
  bullet   Cascade
  bullet   Christ-in-a-Rhyme
  bullet   CinqTroisDecaLa
  bullet   Clarity Pyramid
  bullet   Constanza
  bullet   Con-Verse
  bullet   The Compound Word Verse
  bullet   Decuain
  bullet   Diatelle
  bullet   Duo-rhyme
  bullet   Epulaeryu
  bullet   Essence
  bullet   The Florette
  bullet   The Florette #2
  bullet   Grá Reformata
  bullet   Jeffreys Sonnet
  bullet   Joseph's Star
  bullet   Harrisham Rhyme
  bullet   HexSonnetta
  bullet   Inverted Refrain
  bullet   LaCharta
  bullet   LaJemme
  bullet   La'libertas
  bullet   Lannet
  bullet   La'ritmo
  bullet   La’Tuin
  bullet   Lauranelle
  bullet   Lento
  bullet   Licentia Rhyme Form
  bullet   Line Messaging
  bullet   Loop Poetry
  bullet   Mini-monoverse
  bullet   Memento
  bullet   The Mirror Sestet
  bullet   Mirrored Refrain
  bullet   Monchielle
  bullet   Monotetra
  bullet   Musette
  bullet   Nove Otto
  bullet   Octameter
  bullet   Octain Refrain
  bullet   Octelle
  bullet   Oddquain
  bullet   Paradelle
  bullet   Parallelogram de Crystalline
  bullet   The Pictorial
  bullet   Pleiades
  bullet   Puente
  bullet   Quadrilew
  bullet   RemyLa Rhyme Form
  bullet   Rictameter
  bullet   Shadow Sonnet
  bullet   Spirit’s Vessel
  bullet   Staccato
  bullet   Swap Quatrain
  bullet   Synchronicity
  bullet   The Tableau
  bullet   Tri-fall
  bullet   Trijan Refrain
  bullet   Trilonnet
  bullet   Trinet
  bullet   Triquain
  bullet   Triquatrain
  bullet   Triquint
  bullet   Trois-par-Huit
  bullet   Trolaan
  bullet   Vers Beaucoup
  bullet   Villonnet
  bullet   Wrapped Refrain
  bullet   Wrapped Refrain #2
  bullet   ZaniLa Rhyme

The 7/5 Trochee

The 7/5 Trochee, created by Andrea Dietrich, of 2 or more quatrain stanzas with the following set rules:

Meter: 7/5/7/5
Rhyme Scheme: a/b/c/b   or   a/b/a/b

The meter is trochee, which means alternating stressed and unstressed beats in each line, with each line beginning and ending in a stressed syllable. This is a simple lyrical type little poem, so rhymes will be basic, nothing fancy. The poem itself should give a description of something of interest to the poet. There is not a set number of these quatrain type stanzas, but a typical 7/5 Trochee would consist of two quatrains, with the second stanza serving to tie up the idea presented in the first stanza.

Example #1:
Honey Bun
(The 7/5 Trochee with Rhyme Scheme a/b/a/b)

How I love my honey bun,
soft and buttery,
warm and swirled with cinnamon,
frosted heavily. . . 

You can bake one up for me.
You could bake a ton!
Then I’d call you happily
my sweet honey bun!

Copyright © 2009 Andrea Dietrich

Example #2:
A Painter’s Daydream
(The 7/5 Trochee with Rhyme Scheme a/b/a/b)

Palette paint arranged in reds
wait there to become
cardinals in flower beds
painted with my thumb.
Adding just a bit of blue
they take off in flight!
How I wish to join them, too...
but they’re out of sight!

Copyright © 2009 Jan Turner

Example #3:
(The 7/5 Trochee with Rhyme Scheme a/b/c/b)

Magic stardust showers down 
from romantic skies; 
dreams are twinkling all about, 
lost in lover's sighs. 
Nighttime bliss, a kiss for two 
underneath the stars; 
moonlight shared by us alone 
under mystic Mars. 

Copyright © 2009 Jan Turner

One variation of this form is to employ internal rhyme in lines 1 and 3 so that the middle of each 
of those lines matches the rhyme at the end of each one, respectively, as illustrated by this final 
example poem.  
Example #4:
A Springtime Song
(The 7/5 Trochee with Rhyme Scheme a/b/c/b plus Internal Rhyme)

Showers fall and robins call.
Buds grow on the trees.
Meadows green; long grasses lean
warmed by April’s breeze.
Flowers beam and streamlets gleam
on each mountain slope.
Colors sing and everything
blossoms love and hope.

Copyright © 2009 Andrea Dietrich

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