Oxylet

Invented by Bhaskar Datta  writing on Allpoetry.com.
Within a Triolet, the 1st, 4th, and  7th lines
repeat, and the 2nd and 8th lines do as well.
The rhyme scheme is simple:  ABaAabAB, capital
letters representing the refrain lines.
Make writing a Triolet more challenging!
Make each line 8 syllables in length (4 metrical feet),
written in iambic tetrameter (the more common way),
or try it in pentameter (English version)
NOW that you have done that, add an oxymoron to each line and you have an OXYLET.

Example Poem

Left Ain’t Right

Now we will try to right a wrong 
for we don’t find the left is right. 
We are aroused, but passive throng. 
Now we will try to right a wrong 
We’ll loudly sing our quiet song 
and wage this year our peaceful fight. 
Now we will try to right a wrong 
for we don’t find the left is right. 
 
 
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Duotrain

Tuesday, March 05, 2013
9:11 AM

Duotrain is a form invented by Bhaskar Datta of Allpoetry

It is a four stanza poem
It has no metric requirement
but each stanza alternates between 8 and six syllable lines. (8/6/8/6)
Each Stanza is required to begin with the same character of the alphabet.
Rhyme Scheme:  xaxa xbxb xcxc xdxd, (xaxaxbxbxcxcxdxd) (16 lines)

Example Poem

Let’s Write a Duotrain

To write a Duotrain today
use keyboard or a pen.
Find rhyming word to end line two,
and on line four again.

There are but two rhymes in each verse,
how easy can it be?
Eight syllables in line number
one, and again in three.

Take two away (syllables I
mean), leaving six right here.
For on even numbered lines, that
is all that should appear.

Take care that the same letter starts
the stanza every time.
That defines the Duotrain, that
and its specific rhyme.

© Larry Eberhart, aka, Lawrencealot, Oct. 14, 2012

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Oxlylet

Invented by Bhaskar Datta

Within a Triolet, the 1st, 4th, and  7th lines
repeat, and the 2nd and 8th lines do as well.
The rhyme scheme is simple:  ABaAabAB, capital
letters representing the repeated lines.

Make writing a Triolet more challenging!
Make each line 8 syllables in length (4 metrical feet),
written in iambic tetrameter (the more common way),
or try it in pentameter (English version)

NOW that you have done that, add an oxymoron to each line and you have an OXYLET

Example Poem

Left Aint Right

Now we will try to right a wrong
for we don’t find the left is right.
We are aroused, but passive throng.
Now we will try to right a wrong
We’ll loudly sing our quiet song
and wage this year our peaceful fight.
Now we will try to right a wrong
for we don’t find the left is right.

Visual Template