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Bref Double

Type:  

Structure, Rhyme Scheme Requirement, Isosyllabic

 
Description: 

A fourteen-line French form. Like many French forms, the rules are a bit complex. It is composed of three quatrains and a couplet, all isosyllabic. It has three rhymes: a, b, and c. It has five lines that are not part of the rhyme scheme. The c rhyme ends each quatrain. The a and b rhymes are found twice each somewhere within the three quatrains and once in the couplet.

 
Impressions: 

Have fun; it's French.

 
Origin: 

French

 
Schematic: 
Some sample rhyme schemes would be:

abxc abxc xxxc ab,
xaxc xbxc xbac ba,
xabc xaxc xbxc ab,
etc.
 
Rhythm/Stanza Length: 

4

 
Line/Poem Length: 

14

 
See Also:  

Alexandrine, Quatorzain

 
Status: 

Incomplete

 

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