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Deibhidhe

Type:  

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

 
Description: 

Supposedly pronounced jay VEE, this is another Irish quatrain form. Here are the rules:

  1. The form is a stanzaic quatrain form.
  2. All lines have seven syllables.
  3. Two words alliterate in each line.
  4. In line four, the final word alliterates with the previous stressed word.
  5. There are at least two cross-rhymes between lines three and four.
  6. The two couplets have light rhyme, meaning that the first rhyme word is accented and the second is unaccented. (Masculine and feminine: press and address)
  7. The poem (not the stanza) should end as it began, with a word, phrase or line the same. (Dunadh)

 
Origin: 

Irish

 
Schematic: 
xáxxáxa
xxxéxéa
óxdóxcb
xcxúd(úb)

a, b = Light rhyme.
á, é, ó, ú = Alliteration.
c, d = Rhymes binding the couplet.
(úb) = the final word that has a feminine ending
rhyming with the previous rhyme and alliteration with
the previous stressed word.
 
Rhythm/Stanza Length: 

4

 
Status: 

Incomplete

 

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