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Rime Coulée

Type:  

Structure, Metrical Requirement, Rhyme Scheme Requirement, Stanzaic

 
Description: 

Related to the Burns Stanza, the Rime Coulée is a French syllabic form consisting of two couplets of one length and two shorter-but-equal lines. One shorter line is used after each couplet. The rhyme scheme is either aabaab or aabccb.

 
Origin: 

French

 
Schematic: 
Rhyme: aabaab or aabccb

Sample meter:

xX xX xX xX
xX xX xX xX
xX xX
xX xX xX xX
xX xX xX xX
xX xX
 
Rhythm/Stanza Length: 

6

 
See Also:  

Reverse Habbie, Sestet, Short Particular Measure, Split Couplet, Split Sestet, Standard Habbie

 
Status: 

Incomplete

 

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