Brevee

  • The Brevee  is a terse list of related rhymes. One more verse form that appears to be invented as a learning tool, it was created by Marie Adams.
    The Brevee is:

    • stanzaic, written in any number of sixains.
    • syllabic, L1 L2 L4 L5 are 2 syllables each line and L3 & L6 are 4 syllables each.
    • rhymed, rhyme scheme aabccb ddeffe. (aabccbddeffe)

    • Cold by Judi Van Gorder
      Little
      brittle
      fragments of ice
      splinter
      winter
      ski paradise.
My Thanks to Judi Van Gorder for the wonderful resource at PMO
Specifications restated:
Stanzaic:  Any number of sestets
Syllabic: 2/2/4/2/2/4
Rhymed: aabccb

My example poem

Own It, Loan It (Brevee)

Own it
loan it
it’s forgotten.
Home made?

No, ‘fraid
it was boughten.

Pretend
the friend
is really nice-
It’s kind
of mind
to trust them twice.

Well when
again
the same occurs,
out think
the stink
and this trick cures.

Use brain
obtain
for that sad-sack
your want
up front;
borrow it back!

© Lawrencealot – March 14, 2014

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