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English Madrigal

Type:  

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

 
Description: 

Three verses of iambic pentameter: a triplet, a quatrain, and a sestet with the following rhyme and repetition scheme: AB1B2 abAB1 abbAB1B2.

 
Attributed to: 

Geoffrey Chaucer

 
Origin: 

English

 
Schematic: 
Rhyme and Repetition: AB1B2 abAB1 abbAB1B2

Meter: Iambic pentameter = xX xX xX xX xX

Rhyme alone: abb abab abbabb

Repetition alone: 123 xx12 xxx123
 
Line/Poem Length: 

13

 
See Also:  

Dryden's Roundelay, Iambic Pentameter, Italian Madrigal, Madrigal

 
Status: 

Incomplete

 

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