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Structure, Metrical Requirement, Rhyme Scheme Requirement,
Isosyllabic, Pivot Requirement
A poem based on six-line verses with a closing couplet.
Here are Chucks rules:
- The Sheshire is comprised of three stanzas of 6 lines with a rhyme scheme of either ABABAB or ABCABC. Completed by a rhymed
- Each line has the same number of syllables. The one exception to this is the last line, which may have up to six additional syllables. The
additional syllables must a phrase that is set aside (by parenthesis or dashes, for example). If this aside is removed, the correct syllable count would be
there and the line would remain a reasonable sentence.
- Each stanza should have a shift in tone. The ending couplet should leave the reader (or at least the
poet) with a grin. It can be a darkly ironic grin, but a grin, nonetheless.
The derivation is from the Hebrew words shesh and shir or shira meaning six poem.
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Charles David Lipsig
Rhyme: ababab or abcabc
ababab cdcdcd efefef gg or
abcabc defdef ghighi jj
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