A tyburn is a six line poem consisting of 2,2,2,2,9,9 syllables. The first four lines rhyme and are all descriptive words. The last two lines rhyme and incorporate the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th lines as the 5th to 8th syllables.
A Tyburn is a type of poem which consists of six lines. A Tyburn poem is made p of six line with a set syllable count. The count is 2/2/2/2/9/9. This means that the first four lines contain two syllables while the last two lines contain nine. Lines one through four in a Tyburn poem all must rhyme with one another. The final two lines must rhyme with themselves. This means the rhyme scheme for a Tyburn is a/a/a/a/b/b. In lines, one through four of a Tyburn the words must be descriptive, for example, cold, low, dark, strange, etc. In the final lines of a Tyburn poem, the words from the first four must be added. The fifth line would include the words from the first two while the remaining ones would be added to the last line. Only one, two-syllable words can be used for the first four lines.
Tyburn Poem Example
scavenging beast, ugly, hairy, fat,
spreader of plague, filthy, dirty rat.