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Swinburne's Rhymed Sestina

Type:  

Structure, Metrical Requirement, Rhyme Scheme Requirement, End Word Requirement, Isosyllabic

 
Description: 

Algernon Charles Swinburne apparently thought that having a sestina without rhyme was too easy, so he rhymed it so all verses would be ababab, and changed the folding to accommodate the rhyme. Algie was a nut with too much time on his hands.

 
Attributed to: 

Algernon Charles Swinburne

 
Origin: 

English

 
Schematic: 
Rhyme: ababab
End-word Folding:
stanza 1: 123456
stanza 2: 614325
stanza 3: 561432
stanza 4: 256143
stanza 5: 321654
stanza 6: 432561
envoy:  1/4 2/3 5/6
 
Rhythm/Stanza Length: 

6

 
Line/Poem Length: 

39

 
See Also:  

Bina, Decrina, French Rhymed Sestina, Ocarina, Quartina, Quintina, Rhymed Double Sestina, Sestina, Sidney's Double Sestina, Swinburne's Double Sestina, Tritrina

 
Status: 

Incomplete

 

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