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Standard Habbie

Type:  

Structure, Metrical Requirement, Rhyme Scheme Requirement, Stanzaic

 
Description: 

A stanzaic sestet with lines of two lengths and two rhymes. Lines 1, 2, 3, and 5 are four feet long with the “a” rhyme. Lines 4 and 6 are two feet long with the “b” rhyme.

 
Attributed to: 

Habbie Simson, the piper of Kilbarchan

 
Origin: 

Scottish

 
Schematic: 
Rhyme: aaabab
Meter (Iambic):
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:  

Accentual-Syllabic Verse, Podic Verse, Reverse Habbie, Rime Coulée, Sestet, Short Particular Measure

 
Status: 

Incomplete

 

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