And if I may...
I forgot to add, as a songwriter, these two forms are a very "chorus friendly" structure/format...
--- In email@example.com, "G. Smith" <geo30213@...> wrote:
> From Robert Lee Brewer's Poetic Asides Blog (found at http://www.writersdigest.com/
> The gwawdodyn is a Welsh poetic form with a couple variations.
> However, both versions are comprised of quatrains (4-line stanzas) that have a 9/9/10/9 syllable pattern and matching end rhymes on lines 1, 2, and 4.
> The variations are made in that third line:
> Â Â Â Â * One version has an internal rhyme within the third line. So thereâs a rhyme somewhere within the third line with the end rhyme on the third line.
> Â Â Â Â * The other version has an internal rhyme within the third line that rhymes with an internal rhyme in the fourth line.
> In both cases, the rhyme starts somewhere in the middle of the third line and it is a unique rhyme to the end rhyme in lines 1, 2, and 4.
> Hereâs a possible diagram for the first version (with the xâs symbolizing syllables):
> Note: The âbâ rhyme in the middle of line 3 could slide to the left or right as needed by the poet.
> The lai is another French form.
> Itâs a nine-line poem or stanza that uses an âaâ and âbâ rhyme following this pattern:
> The lines with an âaâ rhyme use 5 syllables;
> the âbâ rhyme lines have 2 syllables.
> It feels kind of like organized skeltonic verse.
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