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Chastushka Definition

Poetry Definition of Chastushka

A type of traditional Russian poetry, is a single quatrain in trochaic tetrameter with an abab or abcb rhyme scheme. Usually humorous, satirical, or ironic in nature, chastushkas are often put to music as well, usually with balalaika or accordion accompaniment. The rigid, short structure (and, to a lesser degree, the type of humor used) parallels limericks in British culture.


Mother, spare me, don't scold me
For the baby in my skirt.
Just think, like me, Virgin Mary
Without husband's help gave birth.

Top 5 Chastushka Poem Examples

PMPoem TitlePoetFormCategories
then they give us FORM as if one three thousanth of us know what the hell that is cohan, jeffry Chastushkaangst, me, night, me,
Premium Member Poem Words From a Dandelion Dietrich, Andrea Chastushkafunny,
Premium Member Poem Surfer chick Ruebel, Sharon Chastushkafunny
Premium Member Poem PrEmAtUrE aGiNg Walker , Verlena S. Chastushkaage, angst, bereavement, body,
Premium Member Poem Indisposed Guzzi, Debbie Chastushkafunny

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