Bina

History: The BinaHistory: The Bina is a contemporary form attributed to Bob Newman when he decided to do like recipe books do with chicken, and find 5 ways to cook a sestina. This is one of the ways. Other ways is a 'Newman Sestina' and a 'Quartina'. Structure: • 5 lines total • lines follow...
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History: The Blood QuillHistory: The Blood Quill is a form created by Jim T. Henriksen in 2008 on the site AllPoetry.com. According to the man himself, on the post where he first presented it: "I am a huge fan of World of Warcraft, and this is for the guild Poetic Justice. This is written in...
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History: BragiHistory: Bragi is a form created by Thelma Allider and documented in Pathways for the Poet by Viola Berg. It, according to some, became popular through it's documentation in the 1950s publication Scimitar and Song. (so far, we've only found one source for this information, so this isn't completely vetted yet.) Structure: • written...
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History: The CascadeHistory: The Cascade is an invented/new form created in 2007 by Udit Bhatia. Structure: • this form turns on refrains: it takes each line of the first stanza, and makes it the last line of each successive stanza • other than that, there are no further rules, in terms of rhyme, meter, etc....
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History: A type of epigram invented by Edmund ClerihewHistory: A type of epigram invented by Edmund Clerihew Bentley (1875-1956), who introduced it in Biography for Beginners (1905) and continued it in More Biography (1929) and Baseless Biography (1939). Structure: • quatrain (four lines) poem of varying length • lines of irregular length • dipodic meter (two...
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History: ClogyrnachHistory: Clogyrnach, pronounced clog-ír-nach, (or even simpler a Clog Ear Nak, more or less) is a 16th codified Welsh meter, one of 24 official Welsh meters, and falls under the category of Awdl, or ode. Structure: Honestly, as far as Gaelic or Welsh forms go, this one is not that bad. Some get down right...
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Merriam Webster defines Cyndhanedd (pronounced kung-han-eth) as “a strict intricate system of alliteration and rhyme used in Welsh poetry.” It was developed by the 14th century and codified in the Caerwys Eisteddfod (Assembly of Bards) of 1523. In Welsh poetry, it’s an elaborate system of sound relationships involving accent, alliteration and internal rhyme, and comes in...
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