“English Madrigal” aka Chaucerian Rondel

History: What’s currently considered the “English Madrigal”, that being, according to semi-common agreement and put in print by Lewis Turco, an Italian madrigal form given more strict English language rules by Geoffrey Chaucer, is in actuality a variation of the Rondel. It is mistaken for a madrigal variation on occasion because of the similarities between...
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Historia La décima es básicamente una composición poética de diez versos octosílabos. En forma de canción, la décima trovada, consiste de cuarenta y cuatro versos que incluyen una primera estrofa de cuatro versos y cuatro subsiguientes estrofas de diez versos que glosan la primera estrofa, terminando cada una de estas cuatro estrofas en un verso...
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History: The DinggedichtHistory: The Dinggedicht, or Object Poem, was first introduced by Rilke in the Neue Gedichte written during his middle period between 1902-1908, mostly in Paris, inspired by impressionist paintings, and was closely tied to the imagist movement of the time. The term, while sounding imposing, simply means thing poem. Structure: The Dinggedicht does not have...
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History: DrottkvæðrHistory: Drottkvæðr, which literally means 'recited before the retinue', is an Old Norse verse form resented by Snorri Sturluson in the Edda, composed ca. 1178-1241, in it's section Hattatal ('Enumeration of Meters'). For more information on the Edda, click here (link pending). Structure: • Each stanza has 8 lines broken down into 2 half...
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History: The Empat PerkataanHistory: The Empat Perkataan is a traditional Southeast Asian form originating from the Malaccan empire around the 15th century. It was popular in the Riau Archipelago and Malay Peninsula, and is associated with languages such as Malay, Tagalog, Sundanese and Javanese, although examples can be found in English as well. The word Empat is...
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History: An Englyn is a traditional Welsh and Cornish short poetry form. It has been found in the earliest Welsh literature, from the 5th century AD, and the earliest were found written in the margins in a tenth century Juvencus Manuscript. Although there is speculation that it’s creation can be sourced in Latin poetry and...
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History: The FloretteHistory: The Florette is a new/"invented" form created in 2009 by Jan Turner. Structure: • abba rhyme scheme • quatrain with syllable count of 8/8/8/12 • internal (b) rhyme on syllable 8 of 4th line Sources: http://www.shadowpoetry.com/resources/wip/florette.html More is a new/”invented” form created in 2009 by Jan Turner. Structure: abba rhyme scheme quatrain...
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