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Structure, Metrical Requirement, Repetitive Requirement, Rhyme
Scheme Requirement, Isosyllabic
Syllabic verse with lines of any single length. (For
example: alexandrines or iambic pentameter.) Contains three octaves and a quatrain envoy all turning on three rhymes. A variation uses sestets in place of the
There are only three rhymes in all 28 lines.
The capital C represents a repeated refrain which
ends each division of the poem.
No rhyme word should be repeated in the entire poem.
There are only three rhymes in all 28 lines, so it's good
for French or Scots English, but may be more difficult in regular English.
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Have rhyme sounds with a lot of flexibility, since they
will keep coming back.
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Ballade Royale, Ballade Supreme, Chant Royal, Double Ballade, Double Ballade Supreme, Double Chant Royal, Double Refrain
Ballade, Double Refrain Ballade Supreme, Double Refrain Chant Royal, Envoy, Huitain