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Dorsimbra

Type:  

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

 
Description: 

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

 
Schematic: 
Rhyme scheme: abab xxxx xxxx

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

4

 
Line/Poem Length: 

12

 
See Also:  

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

 
Status: 

Incomplete

 

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