RenRhyme

Invented by Renee Mathews Jackson aka Poetryality of Allpoetry
A “®RenRhyme”© 2006 rmj (Original Form)
Written in 8 or 10 syllable lines, consistently. Meaning do not mix eight with ten but write with either eight or ten syllable lines.

It consists of three, four-line (Quatrain) stanzas (12 lines)
Lines 1-4 in the opening stanza are the refrain lines

Line 1 is repeated as line 2 in the second stanza
Line 2 is repeated as line 2 in the third stanza
Line 3 is repeated as line 4 in the second stanza
Line 4 is repeated as line 4 in the third stanz

®RenRhyme (Rhyme Scheme):
A-B-a*-b*
c-A-c-*a*
d-B-d-b*
There is no meter requirement.

Example Poem
Write a Ren Rhyme

Poetryality built a new form.
A third of the poem’s in stanza one.
You can use it to please, or to inform.
Just write that third and you’ll be two-thirds done.

That eventuates because of refrain.
Poetryality built a new form.
You see, one stanza is used twice again.
You can use it to please or to inform.

Choose eight or ten syllables for line length.
A third of the poem’s in stanza one.
Required repetition gives the verse strength.
Just write that third and you’ll be two-thirds done.

© Lawrencealot – September 3, 2012

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RenRhyme

Dizain

Summary: Two accepted forms:
Eight lines:    Rhyming  ababcdcd
or Ten Lines:  Rhyming ababbccdcd
METER:  Not required; Classic meter customary.
A French form popular in the 15th and 16th centuries, it is a single
stanza of 8 or 10 lines (10 being more common), with 8 or 10 syllables
in each line (each line being of the same length). A classic meter is
normally used, e.g. iambic pentameter.
The rhyme scheme is ababcdcd, or ababbccdcd.
Below is an 8 stanza iambic tetrameter example.
Example Poem
Nighttime Magic
Nighttime Magic
Dark dandy finely cloaked does walk
with daunting cold disdain for some
at night presuming he can shock
and render still those thieves so dumb
as to try force against this man.
His staff benevolent, it’s said,
in daytime will foil nighttime plan
against him; leaving fools quite dead.

© Lawrencealot – April 2, 2012

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