This is a form invented by Susan Budig for a challenge to the readers of The Poetic Asides Blog to create a new form.
The Anapeat is based on anaphora, defined by Dictionary.com as ” Rhetoric . repetition of a word or words at the beginning of two or more successive verses, clauses, or sentences. “
The Anapeat repeats a phrase in several places within the poem.
The poem consists of five stanzas of five lines each.
The repeated phrase/line is the first line of the first stanza, the second line of the second stanzas, etc.
All or part of the phrase is also the title of the poem.
There is no line length, meter, or rhyme requirements, however rhyme and meter may be used if the poet chooses to do so.