Tags4 lines or multiple 8 lines 10 lines 12 lines 16 lines abab Allpoetry Berg centered couplet formulaic French haiku iambic iambic pentameter iambic tetrameter iambic trimeter internal rhyme Irish isosyllabic isosyllabic 8 line length optional meter none meter optional mono-rhyme Newman octave Pathways PoetName poetry forms quatrain quatrains refrain rhymed rhyme optional sestet Smith Spanish stanzaic syllabic tetrameter unrhymed Van Gorder Weatherford Welsh
Rictameter is a scheme similar to Cinquain.
Starting your first line with a two syllable word, you then consecutively increase the number of syllables per line by two. i.e. 2/4/6/8/10 Then down again, 8/6/4/2 Making the final line the same two syllable word you began with.
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The puppy lived
because I rescued him.
Just a boy myself, no one close.
Nursed him to health; trained him easily too
and my grandma watched us blossom.
He played with me, slept with
me, became my