Double Refrain Kyrielle

Double Refrain Kyrielle

Type: Structure, Metrical Requirement, Repetitive Requirement, Rhyme Scheme Requirement, Isosyllabic, Stanzaic
Description:This is a kyrielle with two rhyming refrains in the second and fourth lines of each stanza. It has has octosyllabic lines.
Attributed to: “The Dread Poet Roberts”?
Origin: French
Schematic: aB1aB2 cB1cB2 dB1dB2 eB1eB2 fB1fB2, etc.
Rhythm/Stanza Length: 4

Pasted from <http://www.poetrybase.info/forms/000/96.shtml>
My thanks to Charles L. Weatherford for his years of work on the wonderful Poetrybase resource.

 

• Double Refrain Kyrielle is an American invented variation of the Kyrielle found at Poetry Base attributed to the Dread Poet Roberts. As the name implies it adds a 2nd refrain.
○ stanzaic, any number of quatrains is written at the discretion of the poet.
○ syllabic, each line is 8 syllables. In English it is often written in iambic tetrameter.
○ written with 2 refrains.
○ rhymed, aB1aB2 cB1cB2 dB1dB2 etc., B1 and B2 are rhymed refrains.

Pasted from http://www.poetrymagnumopus.com/index.php?showtopic=686#double
My thanks to Judi Van Gorder for years of work on this fine PMO resource.

Related Forms: KyrielleDouble Refrain KyrielleLaiLai Nouveau, Viralai Ancien, Viralai, Virelet

 

My Example

Hanging Around

I’m getting used to hanging ’round;
I seem to have out-lived my friends
Some friends were shot and some were drowned
I’m hanging on until the end.

In youth we lived a rapid pace-
I seem to have out-lived my friends
Some died in war but with God’s grace
I’m hanging on until the end.

Some friends led not such honest lives.
I seem to have out-lived my friends
They did not find themselves good wives.
I’m hanging on until the end.

Some thought that acquisitions won-
I seem to have out-lived my friends
they are all through but I’m not done.
I’m hanging on until the end.

© Lawrencealot – January 26, 2014

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Double Refrain Kyrielle

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