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Tetractys

Type:  

Structure, Metrical Requirement, Other Requirement, Simple

 
Description: 

This is a five-line syllabic verse form. Each verse should express a complete thought in 20 syllables, with line counts: 1, 2, 3, 4, and 10.

 
Schematic: 
x
xx
xxx
xxxx
xxxxxxxxxx

If there are multiple stanzas, the even stanzas
mirror the odds in line syllable counts.
 
Rhythm/Stanza Length: 

5

 
Line/Poem Length: 

5

 
See Also:  

Cinquain, Double Tetractys, Nonet, Quintet, Sept, Syllabic Verse

 
Status: 

Incomplete

 

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