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Coin Poem

Type:  

Structure, Metrical Requirement, Rhyme Scheme Requirement, Pivot Requirement

 
Description: 

A two-couplet poem where the first couplet states a thought and the second flips it, or shows the other side. It is syllabic, showing some relation to many Japanese poems by alternating seven and five-syllable lines, but has rhyme. The rhyme can be as rhymed couplets or merely the second and fourth line of the poem.

 
Schematic: 
Rhyme: ab cb or aa bb
Meter:
xxxxxxx
xxxxx

xxxxxxx
xxxxx
 
Rhythm/Stanza Length: 

2

 
Line/Poem Length: 

4

 
Status: 

Incomplete

 
See Also:  

Choka, Waka

 

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