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Teddy Poem

Type:  

Structure, Subject, Metrical Requirement, Rhyme Scheme Requirement, Other Requirement, Isosyllabic

 
Description: 

A fixed form of three six-line verses summed up by an orphan couplet. All lines are in alexandrines. Rhyme scheme is aabbcc. There is an additional starter line which is, “Many, many years ago when Teddy was much younger than today...” The starter line occasionally varies slightly. The topic of these poems is always the adventures of a certain Theodore E. Bear, or Teddy as he is better known, who was created in the Garden of Eden, and having found the Fountain of Youth is immortal and eternally youthful.

 
Attributed to: 

“The Dread Poet Roberts”

 
Origin: 

American

 
Schematic: 
Rhyme and line pattern: x aabbcc ddeeff gghhii jj
Meter: xX xX xX xX xX xX, or
xxxxxxxxxxxx
 
Rhythm/Stanza Length: 

6

 
Line/Poem Length: 

21

 
Reference: 

Reference Link

 
See Also:  

Alexandrine, Beast Epic

 
Status: 

Incomplete

 

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