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Ae Freislighe

Type:  

Structure, Metrical Requirement, Rhyme Scheme Requirement, Other Requirement, Stanzaic

 
Description: 

According to one expert, it is pronounced "ay Freshly". This is an Irish syllabic quatrain stanzaic form. The simplified version for English language poets is as follows. Each line is seven syllables with lines one and three ending in triple rhymes and two and four with double. Another requirement is that the poem end as it began, either with the first syllable, word, phrase, or line. This is apparently common to Gaelic poetic forms and is referred to as dunadh.

 
Origin: 

Irish

 
Schematic: 
xxxx(xxa)
xxxxx(xb)
xxxx(xxa)
xxxxx(xb)
 
Rhythm/Stanza Length: 

4

 
Status: 

Incomplete

 
See Also:  

Dunadh, Syllabic Verse

 

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