Marianne

  • The Marianne is a verse form that is written with a combination rhyme and syllable count. It was created by Viola Berg . The lines should be centered on the page.The Marianne is:
    • a pentastich, a poem in 5 lines.
    • syllabic, 4/6/8/4/2 syllables per line.
    • rhymed, axaxa x being unrhymed.
    • titled and centered on the page.
My Thanks to Judi Van Gorder for the wonderful resource at PMO
My Example
A Centered Pentastitch (Marianne)
I don’t know why
Viola invented
this form. There’s not much to apply.
But, being me,
I’ll try.
© Lawrencealot – March 31, 2014
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