The Butterfly Rhyme is a form of rhyme poetry that consists of two quatrains with an identical rhyming format and a rhyming couplet between the two quatrains. It also has a consistent rhyme pattern from top to bottom on every other "A" line.
A,B,A,B A,A A,B,A,B
Scars Left Behind: The Story of David and Bathsheba
He saw her bathing at twilight;
Comely her countenance, it was clear.
The wife of Uriah, the Hittite,
In his heart held insincere.
So he did to his delight,
When they lay in the dark of night.
Her husband died in the fight,
Placed in battle so severe
Through God's eyes this wasn't right;
To the king, Nathan did appear
The rhyme scheme "abba" (that is, where the first and fourth lines, and the second and third lines rhyme).
How soon hath Time, the subtle thief of youth,
Stolen on his wing my three and twentieth year!
My hasting days fly on with full career,
But my late spring no bud or blossom shew'th.
(From John Milton's "On His Being Arrived to the Age of Twenty-Three")
A meter in poetry, consisting of lines with five feet (hence "pentameter") in which the iamb is the dominant foot (hence "Iambic"). Iambic rhythms are quite easy to write in English and iambic pentameter is among the most common metrical forms in English poetry. Like the rest of the meters it has its origins in Greek poetry.
da-DUM da-DUM da-DUM da-DUM da-DUM (weak STRONG / weak STRONG / weak STRONG / weak STRONG / weak STRONG) Was-THIS the-FACE that-LAUNCH'D a-THOU sand-SHIPS
Here is an example from William Shakespeare's Sonnet XVIII:
Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate:
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
And summer's lease hath all too short a date:
[n] a humorous verse form of 5 anapestic lines with a rhyme scheme aabba
[n] port city in southwestern Ireland
A limerick is a five-line, often humorous and ribald poem with a strict meter. Lines 1, 2, and 5 of have seven to ten syllables (three metrical feet) and rhyme with one another. Lines 3 and 4 have five to seven (two metrical feet) syllables and also rhyme with each other. The rhyme scheme is usually "A-A-B-B-A".
There once was a man from Nantucket
Who kept all his cash in a bucket.
But his daughter, named Nan,
Ran away with a man
And as for the bucket, Nantucket.
city, Eire, Ireland, Irish Free State, metropolis, port, rhyme, urban center, verse
An identical rhyme on every line, common in Latin and Arabic. "aaaaa..."
A break from my career,
to visit a new frontier.
Where life is not severe,
and stress will disappear.
I'll become a pioneer,
a new found volunteer.
To help this old sphere,
make it's air all clear.
We will persevere,
for I'm the brigadier.
So as I tip my beer,
lets offer up a cheer.
Lets make this our year
where everyone will be sincere.
[n] by the sanction or authority of; "halt in the name of the law"
[n] a language unit by which a person or thing is known; "his name really is George Washington"; "those are two names for the same thing"
[n] a defamatory or abusive word or phrase; "sticks and stones may break my bones but names can never hurt me"
[n] family based on male descent; "he had no sons and there was no one to carry on his name"
[n] a well-known or notable person; "they studied all the great names in the history of France"; "she is an important figure in modern music"
[n] a person's reputation; "he wanted to protect his good name"
[v] determine or distinguish the nature of a problem or an illness through a diagnostic analysis
[v] identify as in botany or biology, for example
[v] give or make a list of; name individually; give the names of; "List the states west of the Mississippi"
[v] mention and identify by name; "name your accomplices!"
[v] make reference to; "His name was mentioned in connection with the invention"
[v] give the name or identifying characteristics of; refer to by name or some other identifying characteristic property; "Many senators were named in connection with the scandal"; "The almanac identifies the auspicious months"
[v] assign a specified, proper name to; "They named their son David"; "The new school was named after the famous Civil Rights leader"
[v] charge with a task or function; "appoint someone president"; "nominate a committee"
[v] charge with a function; charge to be; "She was named Head of the Committee"; "She was made president of the club"
Poetry that tells about the word. It uses the letters of the word for the first letter of each line.
John is an athlete
On Saturdays he likes to sleep in
His favorite food is pizza
Never call him Johnny
advert, appoint, bring up, call, cite, constitute, describe, diagnose, discover, distinguish, epithet, figure, gens, identify, identify, key, key out, list, make, mention, nominate, public figure, refer
alias, analyse, analyze, announce, anonym, appeal, appellation, appellative, assort, assumed name, author's name, baptise, baptize, brand, brand name, calumny, canvass, charge, christen, class, classify, cognomen, commend, company name, co-opt, cross-refer, defamation, denomination, denote, designation, determine, domain name, drag up, dredge up, dub, entitle, enumerate, eponym, establish, examine, explore, false name, family, family line, family name, first name, fix, folk, forename, found, given name, hatchet job, have in mind, hypocorism, important person, influential person, institute, invoke, itemise, itemize, kinfolk, kinsfolk, label, language unit, last name, limit, linguistic unit, marque, matronymic, mean, metronymic, middle name, misnomer, namedrop, nickname, nom de guerre, number, obloquy, pack, patronymic, personage, pet name, phratry, place name, plant, pseudonym, quote, raise, recite, remember, rename, rename, reputation, repute, sanction, separate, sept, set, signature, smear word, sort, sort out, speak of the devil, specify, study, style, surname, tag, term, think of, title, title, toponym, touch on, trade name, traducement, writer's name
Parallelismus Membrorum is of traditional Hebrew origin. It has lines of parallel construction and presents antitheses and complementary extensions. The lines are usually short and contain three or four words.
I do not know if there is a name for this style of poetry, but I have written it with every fourth line rhyming, so that the two stanzas are dependent upon each other for their verse.
The actor lives upon the stage
With his voice, his tale conveys
Reciting lines in mellow tones
Captures all that hear
The writer lives upon the page
With his hand, his tale portrays
Penning lines, each word he hones
Seduce the eye instead of ear
[n] a piece of poetry
[n] correspondence in the sounds of two or more lines (especially final sounds)
[v] compose rhymes
[v] be similar in sound, esp. with respect to the last syllable; "hat and cat rhyme"
A rhyming poem has the repetition of the same or similar sounds of two or more words, often at the end of the line.
Jabberwocky (First Two Stanzas)
'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe;
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.
"Beware the Jabberwock, my son!
The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!
Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun
The frumious Bandersnatch!"
rime, rime, rime, verse
agree, alliterate, alliteration, assonance, assonate, beginning rhyme, check, clerihew, consonance, consonant rhyme, correspond, create verbally, doggerel, doggerel verse, eye rhyme, fit, gibe, head rhyme, initial rhyme, internal rhyme, jibe, jingle, limerick, match, poem, tag, tally, verse form, versification, vowel rhyme
[n] a stanza form having seven lines of iambic pentameter; introduced by Chaucer
A type of poetry consisting of seven lines, usually in iambic pentameter. The rhyme scheme is a-b-a-b-b-c-c. In practice, the stanza can be constructed either as a tercet and two couplets (a-b-a, b-b, c-c) or a quatrain and a tercet (a-b-a-b, b-c-c). This allows for a good deal of variety, especially when the form is used for longer narrative poems and along with the couplet, it was the standard narrative metre in the late Middle Ages.
Here is the opening stanza of Troilus and Criseyde:
- The double sorwe of Troilus to tellen,
- That was the king Priamus sone of Troye,
- In lovinge, how his aventures fellen
- Fro wo to wele, and after out of Ioye,
- My purpos is, er that I parte fro ye,
- Thesiphone, thou help me for tendyte
- Thise woful vers, that wepen as I wryt
and this is the first stanza of the Wyatt poem:
- They flee from me that sometime did me seek
- With naked foot, stalking in my chamber.
- I have seen them gentle, tame, and meek,
- That now are wild and do not remember
- That sometime they put themself in danger
- To take bread at my hand; and now they range,
- Busily seeking with a continual change.
A rictameter is a nine line poetry form. The 1st and last lines are the same with the syllable count as follows:
• line 1 - 2 syllables - same as line 9
• line 2 - 4 syllables
• line 3 - 6 syllables
• line 4 - 8 syllables
• line 5 - 10 syllables
• line 6 - 8 syllables
• line 7 - 6 syllables
• line 8 - 4 syllables
• line 9 - 2 syllables - same as line 1
England's Ascot, Yorshire five day event in June Queen Elizabeth led the way in fashion and style on Ladies Parade. The first time for 300 years this racing event was held at Yorkshire England.
Syllable count: 2, 3, 5, 7, 11, etc PLUS a philosophical statement
A prime number (or a prime) is a natural number greater than 1 tha has no positive divisors other than 1 and itself.
Philosophy is the study ofgeneral and fundamental problems, such as those connected with reality, existence, knowledge, values, reason, mind, and language.
Any combination of a prime number syllable count may be usedper line. Do avoid mirror images as this will detractfrom the free style feel. The line breaks serve as punctuation and no caps used,unless it is called for, as in my poem, DivineLove. Any topic which lends itself to a philosophical statement is suitablefor SUZETTE PRIME.
THE FISH EAGLE
master of the river calling to his mate
I lift my face to the early morning sun
just in time to see him swoop
bearing it aloft
on an overhanging branch
and savors his catch of the morning – ripping
all’s right with the world – the fish eagle and I
© 2012 Suzette Crous
we are driven to despair
when we forget His infinite love for us
His divine plan is not for us to divine
our destiny is ordained
great is His mercy
all we need to do, is ask
© 2012 Suzette Crous
( rime couée ) This is a French form consisting of two rhymes. First there is a rhyming couplet of normally of eight syllables then a third and shorter line. There is another couplet that rhymes with the first one and the sixth, shorter line that rhymes with the third line. This gives us a suggested pattern : aabccb