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Cyhydedd Hir

Type:  

Structure, Metrical Requirement, Rhyme Scheme Requirement, Stanzaic

 
Description: 

(Cuh-hée-dedd heer or cuh-huh’-death here) A form based on syllabic quatrains. It is a Welsh form with three mono-rhymed lines of five syllables and a four-syllable rhyme that carries the main rhyme across stanzas. The quatrains are grouped into octaves or more. The b rhyme carries through in the larger groupings, so a poem in octaves would have this sort of rhyme scheme: aaabcccb dddefffe. The fourth line rhymes are the main rhymes. The long-line rhymes may be a little further off using alliteration or consonance.

The quatrains can be presented as one long nineteen-syllable line.

 
Origin: 

Welsh

 
Schematic: 
xxxxa
xxxxa
xxxxa
xxxb
 
Rhythm/Stanza Length: 

4

 
Status: 

Incomplete

 
See Also:  

Cyhydedd Fer

 

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