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Trenta-Sei

Type:  

Structure, Metrical Requirement, Repetitive Requirement

 
Description: 

Form invented by US poet John Ciardi, it could be considered a semi-gloss. It consists of six six-line verses. Each line of the first verse is the first line of one of the six verses in order. Ciardi's trenta-sei was written in five-stress accentual lines.

 
Attributed to: 

John Ciardi

 
Origin: 

American

 
Schematic: 
Repetition scheme:
123456
2xxxxx
3xxxxx
4xxxxx
5xxxxx
6xxxxx
 
Rhythm/Stanza Length: 

6

 
Line/Poem Length: 

36

 
See Also:  

Accentual Verse, Glose, Sestet, Top Glose

 
Status: 

Incomplete

 

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