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Left-Handed Poems

Type:  

Structure, Style, Rhyme Scheme Requirement, Other Requirement

 
Description: 

A quatrain rhymed abab where the first three lines lead the reader in one direction, then the fourth line shocks by pulling the whole meaning of the poem in a different direction.

Technically, this could be any poem which starts out misleading the reader, but the developer, Johnn Schroeder, tended toward the abab quatrains. It is more of a style than a form in that sense.

 
Attributed to: 

Johnn Schroeder

 
Origin: 

American

 
Schematic: 
abab
 
Rhythm/Stanza Length: 

4

 
Line/Poem Length: 

4

 
See Also:  

Alternating Quatrain, Côte, Deten, Johnn

 
Status: 

Incomplete

 

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