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Cywydd Llosgyrnog

Type:  

Structure, Metrical Requirement, Rhyme Scheme Requirement

 
Description: 

A sestet consisting of an eight-syllable rhymed couplet followed by a seven-syllable line that has cross-rhyme to the couplet in the middle and rhymes with the sixth line of the couplet followed by another eight-syllable couplet and seven-syllable line with cross rhyme to lines four and five. Eight and seven syllable mixed sestet verse, with syllable and rhyme pattern: * * * * * * * A * * * * * * * A * * A * * * B (A could shift position slightly) * * * * * * * C * * * * * * * C * * C * * * B (C could shift position slightly) According to one soi-disant authority, the cross-rhyming must be in the middle of lines three and six. According to others it can shift slightly, probably from the third through fifth syllables.

 
Origin: 

Welsh

 
Schematic: 
xxxxxxxa
xxxxxxxa
xxaxxxb
xxxxxxxc
xxxxxxxc
xxcxxxb
Cross-rhyme can shift between 3rd and 5th syllables.
 
Rhythm/Stanza Length: 

6

 
See Also:  

Cywydd deuair hirion, Sestet, Syllabic Verse

 
Status: 

Incomplete

 

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