Long Octave

Long Octave
Type:
Structure, Metrical Requirement, Rhyme Scheme Requirement, Stanzaic
Description:
An octave of iambic tetrameter with rhyme scheme abcbabcb.
Schematic:
Line rhythm: xX xX xX xX
Rhyme scheme: abcbabcb
Rhythm/Stanza Length:
8
See Also:
Status:
Incomplete
My thanks to Charles L. Weatherford for his fine Poetrybase resource.
Example poem
Recruiting      (Long Octave)
When Maude and I were at the park
just chatting calmly on a bench,
two half-dressed trollops happened by
(I think perhaps that they were French),
it wasn’t close to getting dark.
They asked, “We’ve many thirsts to quench.
and one’s a friendly older guy;
would you take care of him by chance?”
© Lawrencealot – April 21, 2014
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