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Hir a Thoddaid

Type:  

Structure, Metrical Requirement, Rhyme Scheme Requirement, Stanzaic

 
Description: 

A syllabic sestet where all lines except the fifth are nine syllables and monorhymed. The fifth line is ten syllables and has a separate rhyme that is cross-rhymed with the sixth line (seventh through the tenth syllable of fifth line cross-rhymes with fourth through the sixth in sixth line).

 
Origin: 

Welsh

 
Schematic: 
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xxxxxxbxxx (a syllable between 7 and 10)
xxxbxxxxa (a syllable between 4 and 6)
 
Rhythm/Stanza Length: 

6

 
Status: 

Incomplete

 
See Also:  

Byr A Thoddaid, Gwawdodyn Hir, Sestet

 

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