PoetryBase/Poetry Gnosis Home   Mission Statement   Frequently Asked Questions   Poetic Forms Listing   Poetic Tips Listing   The Gnostic Poet's Discourses   Poetry-Related Reviews   Letters to a Young Writer   Site Change Log

Song Measure

Type:  

Structure, Metrical Requirement, Other Requirement, Stanzaic

 
Description: 

This is similar to Old Story Measure in lines one and three. Lines two and four have only three stressed syllables with no cæsura and up to four unstressed syllables. Two of the stresses alliterate. It doesn't matter which two.

 
Origin: 

Norse

 
Rhythm/Stanza Length: 

4

 
See Also:  

Accentual Verse, Anglo-Saxon Accentual Verse, Edda Measures, Old Story Measure, Speech Measure, Tetrastich

 
Status: 

Incomplete

 

To contact us, e-mail thegnosticpoet@poetrybase.info.
Copyright 2001-2013 by Charles L. Weatherford. All rights reserved.