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The Rhyming Wave is a poetry form created by Katharine L. Sparrow, American writer and poet. It's format; 2 or more quatrains plus an ending couplet. Lines 1 through 3 are iambic tetrameter and line 4 is iambic trimeter. The schematic, is, I hope self-explanatory, showing the iambic feet, unstressed normal print and the stressed in bold. The coloured text shows the refrained and repeated/rhymed syllables. Note in lines 2 and 3 those coloured blue are matched, the red and orange one's rhyme. The first line of the first stanza is used as the first line of the closing couplet, the last line of the final stanza as the second. NOTE: The author is amenable to having poets substitute rhyming as well as identical syllables. I have, as will be noted in the schematic, stuck to the original rules. However, if you have read some of my R.W'S on Poetry Soup you'll note that has not always been the case. With apologies I messed up on the schematic, I will post it when done.
Fishy Tales river life, what can be seen, fish, yes, can be, can be, can be fish. some can be cooked, a fish pie dish. some can be caught in nets. young tench, when caught were kept as pets, yes, kept as kept as kept as pets. some sticklebacks, with sad regrets. some stick to rules; see more river life, what can be seen, fish, some stick to rules; see more!

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Date: 8/30/2018 4:48:00 PM
Hello Nick, now that is a fishy tale told. Have a nice evening my friend.
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Date: 7/25/2018 5:46:00 PM
greeat exercise to improve poetic flow and use of repetition, mick...lovely poem...huggs
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Date: 7/22/2018 9:27:00 PM
An interesting form, Mick. But I like it...especially this one because it involves fish and I love fishing lol Nice write...Charlie
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Mick Talbot
Date: 7/23/2018 12:43:00 PM
Used to be a big angler, failing eyesight put an end to that, Thanks for your kind words, Mich