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Lai

Type:  

Structure, Metrical Requirement, Rhyme Scheme Requirement, Stanzaic

 
Description: 

An syllabic nine-line verse form using five- and two-syllable lines. The rhyme can vary between verses. Unless you are doing a virelai or lai nouveau. The structure is almost like a broken alexandrine with internal rhyme.

 
Origin: 

French

 
Schematic: 
xxxxa
xxxxa
xb
xxxxa
xxxxa
xb
xxxxa
xxxxa
xb
 
Rhythm/Stanza Length: 

9

 
See Also:  

Alexandrine, Lai Nouveau, Syllabic Verse

 
Status: 

Incomplete

 

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