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Musaddas

Type:  

Structure, Rhyme Scheme Requirement, Isosyllabic, Stanzaic

 
Description: 

There seems to be disagreement as to what this form is, but that may be the difference between Arabic and Urdu interpretations. One definition seems to characterize the musaddas as having three feet in a line, with a possible light syllable added.

Another version seems to say that it is a six-line stanzaic form with rhyme scheme aaaabb. At least one other version is that it uses the ghazal rhyme scheme until the final couplet in the final verse, thus:

aa ba ca
da ea fa
ga ha ii

 
Origin: 

Arabic

 
Rhythm/Stanza Length: 

6

 
Status: 

Incomplete

 
See Also:  

Ghazal, Qasida, Sestet, Zéjel

 

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