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Gwawdodyns

Type:  

Structure, Metrical Requirement, Rhyme Scheme Requirement, Stanzaic

 
Description: 

(gwow DOD in) A syllabic form that can go in two ways. Either way it consists of a syllabic quatrain where all lines except the third are nine syllables and monorhymed. The third line is ten syllables and has a separate rhyme that may be internal (fifth and tenth syllable) or cross-rhymed with the fourth line (seventh through the ninth syllable of third line cross-rhymes with third through the fifth in fourth line).

 
Origin: 

Welsh

 
Schematic: 
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xxxxbxxxxb
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or

xxxxxxxxa
xxxxxxxxa
xxxxxxbxxx  (Syllable 7 to 9)
xxxbxxxxa (Syllable 3 to 5)
 
Rhythm/Stanza Length: 

4

 
See Also:  

Gwawdodyn Hir

 
Status: 

Incomplete

 

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