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The Awit is a Filipino poetry form explained below by Judi Van Gorder
On her wonderful PMO resource site:
- Awit literally means song. This stanzaic form seems very similar to the Tanaga. It is unique in that a stanza should be one complete, grammatically correct, sentence.The Awit is:
- stanzaic, written in any number of quatrains. (4 line multiples)
- a narrative, it tells a story.
- dodecasyllabic, 12 syllables per line, there is usually a pause after the 6th syllable.
- rhymed, each stanza mono-rhymed aaaa bbbb cccc etc.
- composed with each stanza representing a complete, grammatically correct, sentence.
- composed liberally using various figures of speech.
- written anonymously.
Pasted from <http://www.poetrymagnumopus.com/index.php?showtopic=2191>
My example of a single stanza poem
The Climb (Awit)
I started up the hills, intending on that day
to climb like deer to plateaus where the rocks gave way
to grasses lush and green, above where wild hawks play,
and ended up on top – above all human fray.
© March 3, 2014
The Twisted End form is a creation of Nichole Alexander.
This is a stanzaic poem consisting of four or five tercet stanzas.
Each stanza has independent monorhyme.
There is no line-length or meter requirement.
The defining requirement of the form is that some part of each of the first two lines be “twisted” together in forming the third stanza line which MUST INCLUDE INTERNAL RHYME.
Write a Twisted End (Twisted End)
You must depend on rhyme as your good friend
with mono and internal rhyme to blend
depend on your internal rhyme to end.
The Twisted End sets forth no metric tone.
but permits choice if poet is so prone.
The Twisted End my friend permits your own.
No poetic device is disallowed.
A verse endowed will rise above the crowd.
Device endowed attempts should make one proud.
Alliterate or write with metaphor
or obfuscate and be a common boor.
Allit with wit makes common a bit more.
© Lawrencealot – March 13, 2013