History:

The Baccresiezé is a syllabic form attributed to E. Ernest Murell as, according to its history, an exercise in repetition. Not much else besides than has been found about it or Murell. If anyone has any more information, especially on the especially interesting name, let us know.

Structure:

  • Twelve lines total
  • Quatrain stanzas (4 lines)
  • Rhyme scheme is AaxB bxAB xxxB, where x is an unrhymed line, and capital letters represent repeated refrains
  • The first three lines of each stanza are 8 syllables each, and the final line of each stanza is four syllables
  • In the first stanza, the last 4 syllables of the second line, are a repetition (half refrain) of the last 4 syllables of the first line

Sources:

https://everything2.com/user/Estelore/writeups/Baccresiez%25C3%25A9

http://forums.familyfriendpoems.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=103749