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Rictameter

Type:  

Structure, Metrical Requirement, Repetitive Requirement, Simple

 
Description: 

A nine-line syllabic structure. The lines start at two syllables incrementing upward by two to ten in the fifth line and back to two in the last line. The first and ninth lines are the same word(s).

 
Schematic: 
xx *
xxxx
xxxxxx
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xxxxxxxxxx
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xxxxxx
xxxx
xx *

* Lines one and nine are the same.
 
Rhythm/Stanza Length: 

9

 
Line/Poem Length: 

9

 
Examples: 

 
See Also:  

Cinquain, Nonet

 
Status: 

Incomplete

 

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