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Double Ballade

Type:  

Structure, Metrical Requirement, Repetitive Requirement, Rhyme Scheme Requirement, Isosyllabic

 
Description: 

A ballade on steroids, this form has six octaves and may have a quatrain envoy. The double ballade uses only three rhymes throughout with each verse keeping the pattern: ababbcbC and the envoy being bcbC with C being a repeated refrain throughout.

This is also known as the Double Ballade with Eight-Line Stanza

 
Origin: 

French

 
Schematic: 
ababbcbC
ababbcbC
ababbcbC
ababbcbC
ababbcbC
ababbcbC
bcbC
 
Rhythm/Stanza Length: 

8

 
Line/Poem Length: 

52

 
See Also:  

Ballade, Chanso, Double, Double Ballade Supreme

 
Status: 

Incomplete

 

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