Type: Structure, Metrical Requirement
Description: A form developed by Johnn Schroeder because we could find no structural forms beginning with the letter J. This is a three-verse syllabic form. Each verse is preceded by the title giving an element of repetition. The verses are five lines with the following syllable counts: 2, 3, 4, 3, 2; 4, 6, 8, 6, 4; 2, 3, 4, 3, 2.
Origin: American





Rhythm/Stanza Length: 5
Line/Poem Length:          18

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Yep, the double n in Johnn is correct.

My example

A Dish to Die For

You don’t
want me on
your dinner plate
cute though I
may be

A Dish to Die For

I am the most
poison fish in the sea!
(Yet Japanese do relish me.)
Only expert can parse
safe parts of me.

A Dish to Die For

dumb folks died
when they served me
merely fried.

© Lawrencealot – August 21, 2014


Type: Structure, Rhyme Scheme Requirement
Description: A poem rhymed abcab decde fgcfg developed by Johnn Schroeder. There are no other requirements than the rhyme scheme, but in English, iambic pentameter never hurts.
Attributed to: Johnn Schroeder
Origin: American
Schematic: abcab decde fgcfg
Rhythm/Stanza Length: 5

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My Thanks to Charles L. Weatherford for his work on the wonderful poetrybase resource.

My example poem

Thrust Upon You (Deten)
The time to write a masterpiece
that moves another person’s soul
is when your mind is well content,
but this must be a faster piece;
it won’t fulfill that lofty goal.

But look! The form I’m using here,
I’ve never seen or used before
so this could be a nonevent.
The rhyme scheme might appear unclear,
it’s not one I’d choose to adore.

I came, I saw, and then I tried.
I took advantage of your trust;
I hope you found the time well-spent.
At least I think I’m satisfied,
another form has bit the dust.

© Lawrencealot – August 6, 2014

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Specifically or Iambic tetrameter


 An Allegorose is A Form Created By chasingtheday of Allpoetry.
It is:
Stanzaic: consisting of 3 quintet stanzas (a poem of 15 lines)
Syllabic: each stanza consisting of 6/8/5/10/9 syllables
Rhyme pattern: aabab ccdcd eefef
There is no metric requirement

My Example poem
A Hyperbolic Dangle (Allegorose)
Though there’s a steep incline
you need not fear this bridge of mine
Just trust the cable.
It’s made of tempered steel, not rope or twine.
Despite appearances, it’s stable.
An able bodied man,
or woman, boy or girl who can
show brave demeanor
Can almost skip along across the span,
but you may use a carabiner.
The need to cross is rare
but real, and for the few who care
to sway and dangle
it’s much more fun to go from here to there,
than coming back ‘cus of the angle.
© Lawrencealot – July 22, 2014

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A Villonnet is a hybrid of the Villanelle and the Sonnet. It has the Iambic Pentameter of both, but holds the four-stanza/line structure of the sonnet, while utilizing the two-line rhyme nature of the villanelle. The final stanza replaces the sonnet couplet with a typical villanelle tercet.
The Villonnet is another hybrid form created by D. Allen Jenkins. This is a recent invented form which is said to be a cross between a Villanelle andSonnet.
The Villonet is:
  • a poem in 15 lines, made up of 3 quatrains followed by a tercet.
  • metric, iambic pentameter.
  • rhymed, A¹bbA²cddceffeA¹bA² or A¹xxA²bxxbcxxcA¹xA² x being unrhymed.
  • NOTE: Jenkins also used A1xxA2axxA1axxA2
  • L1 is repeated as L13 and L4 is repeated as L15.
Thanks to Judi Van Gorder for the resource at PMO 
Example poem
Rooted #1
Rooted in Love    (Villonnet) 
A spell was cast to keep me from my bride 
Our lives could not be taken, we were changed; 
Our molecules were vastly rearranged. 
And I could break the spell if I but tried. 
I metamorphed, becoming half a man 
My wizard gave mobility to me, 
and said, “You must now find your sweetheart’s tree. 
Touch it and you’ll become as you began” 
I searched the valleys- climbed up many hill, 
I followed rumors sent from other trees; 
and pheromones relayed by helpful bees, 
and when I found her, she was lovely still. 
A spell was cast to keep me from my bride 
The one who cast the spell had been deranged
and I could break the spell if I but tried. 
Rooted #2
© Lawrencealot – Oct. 20, 2013 
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Triquint, a poem form created by Sylvia A. Feeley, which consists of 3 verses, 5 lines each. Lines 3 and 4 of verse 1 (Refrain) repeat in verses 2 and 3. The syllable count for each stanza is 9, 7, 5, 3, 1 and has an aaAAb rhyme scheme.
Words written in verses, they appeal.
Sung about in songs you feel.
Heartache, all to real.
Ne’er ideal.
Emotions which are hard to conceal.
Feelings that are so surreal.
Heartache, all to real.
Ne’er ideal.
Beliefs that if you were to reveal,
would cause pain too hard to heal.
Heartache, all to real.
Ne’er ideal.
Copyright © 2008 Sylvia A. Feeley
A thanks to Shadow Poetry for this resource.
My Example
Union (Triquint)
How’d you happen to start loving me?
I speculate that maybe
sets us free.
Each one supporting the other’s chi,
manifests duality;
sets us free.
When two souls merge, their reality
makes strong singularity,
sets us free.
© Lawrencealot – Dec. 8, 2013
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Triple Rebel Round

This form was invented her by Rebel_Coyote of

The poem consists of Three 5-line stanzas.
There are two styles,each having a triplet mono-rhyme. Version 1:  aaaBB cccBB dddBB
Version 2:  aaBBB ccBBB ddBBB
Each Stanza has the first three lines of  mono-rhyme, followed by a two line refrain
of a different mono-rhyme.  The refrain occurs in the following two stanzas as well.
The second style is changed only in that it uses a THREE-line Refrain
As in this sample “Let’s Write a Triple Rebel Round”
No meter is specified, but tetrameter or pentameter is suggested.
Example Poem
Momma Lost Me
My mother worked at Woolworths five and ten
and she’d let me ride to town now and then.
The bus driver knew where she worked and when.
At five years old the bus ride was great fun.
“Just stay aboard, I’ll get you little one.”
Nana’d put me on and she’d pay the fare.
When we reach her stop, momma would be there.
Except the time she wasn’t anywhere.
At five years old the bus ride was great fun.
“Just stay aboard, I’ll get you little one.”
We passed the stop– I ‘membered what she said.
The driver winked “Let’s see what lies ahead.”
Mom found me on our return trip instead.
At five years old the bus ride was great fun.
“Just stay aboard, I’ll get you little one.”
(c) Lawrencealot – 2012
Note: This was about 67 years ago in Ogden, Utah
A much safer time and place.  As usual the parent suffers more than the child.
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The rondeau is a syllabic French construct of three verses: a quintet, quatrain, and sestet. The lines are in two lengths, the main length and the refrain. The refrain is the first few words of the first line.

1. The form is created from three stanzas. A quintet, a quatrain and a sestet.
2. The first half of the first line in the quintet forms a refrain line. This refrain is used for lines 9 and 15.
3. The quintet has a rhyme scheme of b-b-c-c-b.
4. The quatrain has a rhyme scheme of b-b-c-A, where A is the refrain drawn from the first half of the first line of the poem.
5. The sestet is rhymed b-b-c-c-b-A, where A is again the refrain line.
6. Being a French form the meter is accentual syllabic. 
The refrain line is usually 4 syllables or two verse feet.

Many Thanks to Ben Johnson, a most useful resource. I have used his clear  version of specifications above.

While I have used iambic pentameter below, perhaps the most well know rondeau, “In Flanders Field” by John McCrea, is written in iambic tetrameter.

My Example

I Need a Boy 

I need a boy, to hold and play with me.

Can I be yours?  I have no family.
I’ll come to you and love you ev’ry day .
I’ll mind you well and do just what you say.
Just hold and hug  and take good care of me.

I’ll learn so quickly.  Teach me where to pee.
I’ll let you teach me tricks, – just wait you’ll see.
I’ll mend your heart, and take your grief away.
I need a boy.

They came together hearing silent plea.
The years went by, and all folks would agree
Their  special love was  heaven sent  that day.
T he boy was glad he heard  that puppy say
Without the need for words, a simple plea –
I need a boy.

© Lawrencealot April 1, 2012

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Faceted Diamond

The poems that I have documented for this category  include
Trick Poetry                           (four in one – OR many more)
and  Amera’s Style                (2 in one ), both on this page
The Trigee and the Cleave  (three in one)
The Faceted Diamond         (three in one – formatted)
Multidirectional Sonnet     (2 in one)  In Everysonnet blog.
Constanza (two in one)
  • Faceted Diamond is a verse form that is probably as complicated to read as to write. It is an invented form found at Poetry Base and was invented by American poet Cory S Sylvester. Like the Cleave and the Trigee there are 3 poems in 1 but unlike the others, the reader may need clues to understand how to read the 3.
    The Faceted Diamond is:

    • 3 poems in 15 lines.
    • syllabic: 1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8/7/6/5/4/3/2/1. The even # lines break half way. (Poetry Base suggests the poem could be longer as long as it is an odd number of lines, but I am not going there. You can check with Poetry Base if you are curious.)
    • unrhymed.
    • centered on the page.
      x — x
      x x x
      x x — x x
      x x x x x
      x x x — x x x
      x x x x x x x
      x x x x — x x x x
      x x x x x x x
      x x x — x x x
      x x x x x
      x x — x x
      x x x
      x — x
    • The poem can be read in whole and…
    • A second poem can be read by reading the odd numbered lines and the first half of the even numbered lines and ….
    • A third poem can be read by reading the odd numbered lines and the second half of the even numbered lines. All 3 poems should make sense.
My Thanks to Judi Van Gorder of PoetryMagnumOpus for the above.
Example Poem
Only I     (Faceted Diamond)
my dear
lovely one
can you pause and
observe men that stare
openly without shame
wishing it were they, not me
tending to you, taking you home,
and ending the evening
in your arms,kissing you.
and all of the time
I know they know
they can’t have
my dream
© Lawrencealot – September 23, 2013
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Compound Word Verse

The Compound Word Verse is a poetry form invented by Margaret R. Smith
that consists of five 3-line stanzas, for a total of 15 lines.
The last line of each stanza ends in a compound word and
these compound words share a common stem word which is taken from the title.
(In the example below the stem word is “snow” from the title “The Unexpected Snow”;
the compound words related
to the title are snowflakes, snowdrifts, snowstorms, etc.)
The Compound Word Verse has a set rhyme scheme and meter as follows:
Rhyme Scheme: aab
Syllabic: 8/8/3
Example Poem
Dancing in the Rain
Choking on dust– driving cattle.
Pushin’ them home’s been a battle.
It’s rainless.
A local  Injun decided
he could help so he provided
a  raindance.
I’ll be home with my gal to night.
So guess what? It’s starting… all right!
Some rainfall.
As I ran from the barn my true
love was running toward me through
a rainstorm.
Dancin’ wet together so free;
each damp and hot… today there’ll be
no raincheck.
© Lawrencealot – April 17, 2012
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First and Last

This form was invented by Rebel_Coyote on
*15 lines
*Isosyllabic: 8 syllables per line
*Rhyme pattern for each stanza:
*Stanza 1:Aaabb
*Stanza 2:cccbb
*Stanza 3:dddaA
**The first and last line are a refrain (AaabbcccbbdddaA ), thus “First and Last”**
Example Poem
Summer Seduction
The breeze is shaking the trees’ skirts.
at boys’ not wearing any shirts.
That’s just one way that nature flirts.
Leaves lightly whistle at the boys
out playing with their kites and toys.
The cool grass beckons to their feet.
Take off your shoes enjoy a treat;
get off the steaming asphalt street.
Run through the hose now, while it squirts.
Boys cool off once– then heat reverts.
The brook tells boys to wade for fish
regardless what their moms may wish
for nature’s a seductive dish
with wants and wiles that soon perverts.
The breeze is shaking the trees’ skirts.
© Lawrencealot – August 27, 2012
*note: This poem is technically incorrect, in that a second
incidence of a-rhyme replaces the required b-rhyme in S2, the TEMPLATE is correct however!!
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