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Structure, Metrical Requirement, Repetitive Requirement, Rhyme Scheme Requirement, Other Requirement


This form was created by people associated with Sol’s Magazine. The form is a set of three quatrains:

  1. A Sicilian quatrain (four lines iambic pentameter rhymed abab),
  2. A quatrain of “short and snappy” free verse, and
  3. A quatrain of blank verse (unrhymed iambic pentameter).
The twefth line is the same as the first.

The creators of this form suggest the use of enjambment, internal rhymes, and near-rhymes to bind the three stanzas.

Attributed to: 

Eve Braden, Frieda Dorris and Robert Simonton

Rhyme scheme: abab xxxx xxxx

Sections one and three are iambic pentameter:
xX xX xX xX xX
Rhythm/Stanza Length: 


Line/Poem Length: 


See Also:  

Blank Verse, Descort, Envelope Verse, Prose Poems, Sicilian Quatrain




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