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  bullet   Sedoka
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  bullet   Sestina
  bullet   Shape Poetry
  bullet   Song
  bullet   Sonnet
  bullet   Tanka
  bullet   Terza Rima
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Tyburn

A six line poem consisting of 2, 2, 2, 2, 9, 9 syllables.

The first four lines rhyme and are all descriptive words. The last two lines rhyme and incorporate the first, second, third, and fourth lines as the 5th through 8th syllables.


Example #1:
Death

Blackest
Darkest
Coldest
Oldest
Burning in the Blackest, Darkest night
There in lives the Coldest, Oldest fright

Copyright  2001 Mike McCann

Example #2:
-Mindless Love-

Loveless
Hopeless
Darkness
Mindless
Dead heart feeling Loveless, Hopeless mind,
True loves to the Darkness, Mindless find.

Copyright  2004 Peter A. Rosado

Example #3:
Myself

Sowing,
Hoeing,
Growing,
Mowing,
Planting gardens, sowing, hoeing grounds.
Sunshine keeps all growing, mowing mounds.

Copyright  2004 Marion Gibson

Example #4:
Diana

Willful
wistful
playful
peaceful
she can have a willful wistful day
yet she has a peaceful playful way

Copyright  2004 Diana Dalton

Example #5:
Rhymetender

Rhymer
Kinder
Minor
Finer
Caretaker of minor kinder rhymes
Tender heart of finer rhymer times

Copyright  2004 Yancy Lee Dalton


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