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Cinquain

Type:  

Structure, Metrical Requirement, Simple

 
Description: 

A five-line poem, specifically one with the following syllable counts: 2, 4, 6, 8, 2.

 
Attributed to: 

Adelaide Crapsey

 
Origin: 

American

 
Schematic: 
xx
xxxx
xxxxxx
xxxxxxxx
xx
 
Rhythm/Stanza Length: 

5

 
Line/Poem Length: 

5

 
See Also:  

Cameo, Cinq-Cinquain, Pensee, Quintet, Quintet II, Rictameter, Tetractys

 
Status: 

Incomplete

 

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