Form: Argonelles is composed of an unlimited amount of 5-line stanzas (quintains). The syllable count is 2-6-8-8-6, with line 2 & 5 having the same syllable count and limes 3 & 4 composed of the same syllable count. The rhyme scheme of an Argonelles is : a-b-c-c-b.

a fear of the unknown,
and the thought of waiting in line,
these things send shivers up my spine
when I am all alone.

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I also found at:

Argonelles: five line stanzas.
Rhyme Scheme: Lines 2 and 5 are the same.
Lines 3 and 4 rhyme.
Syllable count: 2-6-8-8-6

However I am setting forth the interpretation found at because
I believe that refrain accounting for 40% of a stroph is a bit heavy.

Specifications restated:
An Argonelles is
Stanzaic: Composed of any number of quintains
Syllabic: with lines of 2/6/8/8/6 syllables
Rhyme scheme: xabba
Meter and theme at poet’s discretion.
If anyone can provide more information, or the name of the inventor please comment.

My example

A Documentarian’s Deed  (Form: Argonelles)

is what I’m meant to do
although it’s not my favorite task.
Why do I do it then, you ask?
I do it just for you.
© Lawrencealot – December 21, 2014

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