Cortes Nonet

Invented by Josephine Ann Louise Cortes-Love  aka MajesticRose on AllPoetry, March 2012.
It was inspired by the original Nonet.
14 lines (2 stanzas, 7 lines each)
First stanza syllable count as follows:  5/7/9/11/13/15/17
Second stanza syllable count as follows:  17/15/13/11/9/5
The last word of each line is the first word of the next line.  (word form)
The first word of the second stanza can either be the last word of the first stanza OR a new word
The poem can rhyme or have no rhyme at all
Example Poem

Dedicated to Majestic Rose
To write a Cortes
Cortes Nonet , I do mean,
Mean minded MajesticRose means that
that requirement that each line carries on so
so smoothly  with the last word from the prior line  if you,
you ambitious poet, think your muse can run free you may lose.
Lose just one word and you will be hitting delete way too many times.
Due to the already significant demands save trying to rhyme.
Rhyme if you wish.  It is allowed I shall attempt it this time.
Time is on my side for I am half way through this verse.
Verse being used here to mean stanza, what’s worse,
worse than that, I’ll run out of couplets-
couplets needed to rhyme more.
More is out the door.
   (c) Lawrencealot – June 1, 2012

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A Diamante is a contrast poem of 7 lines, set up in a diamond shape.
The first line begins with a noun/subject,
and second line contains two adjectives that describe the beginning noun. 
The third line contains three words ending in -ing relating to the noun/subject. 
The forth line contains two words that describe the noun/subject and two that describe the closing synonym/antonym.
If using an antonym for the ending, this is where the shift should occur.
In the fifth line are three more -ing words describing
the ending antonym/synonym,
and the sixth are two more adjectives describing the ending
The last line ends with the first noun’s antonym or synonym.
To make it a bit simpler, here is a diagram.
Line 1: Noun or subject
Line 2: Two Adjectives describing the first noun/subject
Line 3: Three -ing words describing the first noun/subject
Line 4: Four words: two about the first noun/subject,
             two about the antonym/synonym
Line 5: Three -ing words about the antonym/synonym
Line 6: Two adjectives describing the antonym/synonym
Line 7: Antonym/synonym for the subject
Example Poem
quiet, undisturbed
soothing, refreshing, reassuring
composed,  tranquil, excited, impatient
upsetting, disturbing, unsettling
distressed, worried
(c) Lawrencealot – April 7, 2012


The Emmett style is a fiendish five line form related to the acrostic styles.
Form Type:
Dorothy Hester
Number of Lines:
Rhyme Scheme:
The Emmett has 2 rules:
1.The first line of the Emmett is five WORDS long. Each word of the first line becomes the first word of the following lines. So the second word in line one becomes the first word of line two, the third word becomes the first word of line three, etc.
2. To make things a little more complex the Emmett has a rhyme scheme of abbab.
There are no other restrictions on meter or line length. (Meter optional, line length optional).
I have wondered about this
Have pondered too
Wondered if you were true
About the first kiss
This nerve wracking thing to do
Copyright Dorothy Hester 2012
The Emmett was created by Dorothy Hester in May 2012 and was named after her maternal family name. The first example was posted on The Poetry Forum on the 2nd of May 2012
My Example
Write an Emmett
Only five words are needed.
Five words in line one, I mean.
Words to joke or vent your spleen
are swell; any wit will be heeded.
Needed rhyme, fits in between.
© Lawrencealot – March 5, 2013
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