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Chant Royal

Type:  

Structure, Metrical Requirement, Repetitive Requirement, Rhyme Scheme Requirement, Isosyllabic

 
Description: 

This is the 500 pound gorilla of the ballade family. It has five eleven-line verses with a five line envoy turning on five rhymes.

 
Origin: 

French

 
Schematic: 
ababccddedE
ababccddedE
ababccddedE
ababccddedE
ababccddedE
ddedE

Where E is the refrain.  Like the rest of the family, no
rhyme word is to be repeated.

There may be a variation:

ababccddedE
ababccddedE
ababccddedE
ababccddedE
ababccddedE
ddeddedE.
 
Rhythm/Stanza Length: 

11

 
Line/Poem Length: 

60

 
See Also:  

Ballade, Ballade Supreme, Chanso, Double Chant Royal, Double Refrain Chant Royal, Envoy

 
Status: 

Incomplete

 

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