French Rondel

History The French RondelHistory The French Rondel is a mideaval French verse form related to the triolet and rondeau, invented in the 14th century and popularized by Charles d’Orleans. Sort of. Like the terms roundel and rondeau, the term rondel in the Middle Ages did not apply to one fixed form but to a “round” song...
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History: The PantoumHistory: The Pantoum is a Malaysian poetry form that originated in the 15th century derived from the pantun, specifically from the pantun berkait, a series of interwoven quatrains, which itself originated as a traditional oral form of expression. As it made it's way into the West it was adapted and altered by French poets,...
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History The Pleiades was invented in 1999 by Craig Tigerman, Sol Magazine’s Lead Editor. Structure: Only one word is allowed in the title a single seven line stanza a variation on an acrosticHistory This is a fun poetic form and, precisely for that, it is in many cases how we are introduced to poetry in grade...
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History: The QasidaHistory: The Qasida is an Pre-Islamic poetry genre/form from developed in Arabia oral tradition in the 6th century rooted in the Bedouin cycles of nomadic desert life, and spread throughout it's historical life into wild varying contexts throughout the Middle East, Africa and Asia. It is often defined as an ode, has a...
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A Note from the Editors: We set out to lay this out with enthusiasm and excitement, having come across this genre in the Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics in the Ethiopian Poetry entry. We glossed over when the entry itself said that “the rules of this poetry are complicated and take years to master....
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History: The RedondillaHistory: The Redondilla is a Spanish, specifically Castillian, stanza form and is the result of the breaking in two at the strophic caesura of the Copla de Arte Menor,  (not to be confused with the Arte Mayor) in the 16th century. (Note: for context, the Copla is another Spanish form, and Arte Menor...
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Note: In an effort to get as many forms in here as we can before April, we’re going to get a streamlined entry going here. Check back in later for more elaborate posts, including history etc. The Rhupunt (pronounced hree’-pint) is a Welsh poetry form, of the AwdlAn awdl was originally a poem of indeterminate length with a...
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