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Structure, Metrical Requirement, End Word Requirement,
Bob Newman has taken the general idea of the sestina and
extended it both upwards and downwards from the six-line stanza it normally uses. The Bina is the two-line stanza version. Like the sestina, it is preferable
to use isosyllabic lines.
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End word repetition pattern:
It is much shorter and more practical that the
Having shorter stanzas, the end words come back very
quickly, so while it isn't as repetitive and possibly monotonous as the sestina, they will be a very strong presence in the poem. This could make the poem
somewhat comic, intentionally or not.
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Because it is only five lines, the flexibility of the
end words is not nearly as important as in the sestina; however, they should be chosen well enough that they can be used three times each in five lines and not
grate on the nerves.
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Decrina, Ocarina, Quartina, Quintina, Rhymed Double Sestina, Sestina, Sidney's Double Sestina,
Swinburne's Double Sestina, Swinburne's Rhymed Sestina, Tritrina