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Structure, Metrical Requirement, Rhyme Scheme Requirement, Other
This was originally a final half-verse in several larger
verse forms, such as the ballade or sestina. It's purpose was to sum up the poem and dedicate it to the audience. Apparently, it has become a detached "form"
for purposes of dedication. There is one wag who claims it should be addressed to "Prince"; however he is unsure if that is some patron or a diminutive pop
star. As a detached form, it is a nonce form, although generally metrical and rhyming.
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Ballade, Ballade Supreme, Chant Royal, Nonce, Sestina