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Nonet

Type:  

Structure, Metrical Requirement, Stanzaic

 
Description: 

Declining poem of nine lines starting with nine syllables and working down to one. If it is used stanzaically, the odd verses are inverted to build from one syllable to nine.

 
Schematic: 
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Strengths: 

Because of the hourglass shape of a double nonet, it can be used to represent time's passage.

 
Rhythm/Stanza Length: 

9

 
Examples: 

 
See Also:  

Count Down, Etheree, Mirror Image, Rhopalics, Rictameter, Sept, Syllabic Verse, Tetractys

 
Status: 

Incomplete

 

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