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Luc Bat

Type:  

Structure, Metrical Requirement, Rhyme Scheme Requirement, Stanzaic

 
Description: 

Luc bat means six-eight, and is a syllabic form alternating lines of six syllables and eight syllables. It uses a kind of falling/climbing rhyme where a rhyme sound first shows up as the eigth syllable of an eight syllable line, then at the end of the next six-syllable line, then as the sixth syllable of the next eight-syllable line, which starts the cycle again with its eighth-syllable rhyme. The form interlocks and can go on for any number of couplets, finally interlocking back to the beginning.

 
Origin: 

Vietnamese

 
Schematic: 
Here's a sample ten-line schematic:

xxxxxa
xxxxxaxb
xxxxxb
xxxxxbxc
xxxxxc
xxxxxcxd
xxxxxd
xxxxxdxe
xxxxxe
xxxxxexa
 
Rhythm/Stanza Length: 

2

 
Reference: 

Reference Link

 
See Also:  

Song That Luc Bat, Song That Luc Bat Sonnet, Than-Bauk

 
Status: 

Incomplete

 

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