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Quintina

Type:  

Structure, Metrical Requirement, End Word Requirement, Isosyllabic

 
Description: 

Like a sestina, only shorter. Usually in isosyllabic lines, although that level of formalism is not necessary. This is based on five end words that come around again and again in an infolding pattern.

 
Attributed to: 

Steven Owen Shields of Georgia

 
Origin: 

American

 
Schematic: 
1. ABCDE
2. CDBEA
3. BEDAC
4. DAECB
5. ECABD

Envoi: either ABC/DE or AB/CDE.
 
Rhythm/Stanza Length: 

5

 
Line/Poem Length: 

27

 
See Also:  

Bina, Decrina, French Rhymed Sestina, Ocarina, Quartina, Rhymed Double Sestina, Sestina, Sidney's Double Sestina, Swinburne's Double Sestina, Swinburne's Rhymed Sestina, Tritrina

 
Status: 

Incomplete

 

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