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Alexandrine Poems

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List of New Poems

PMPoem TitlePoetFormCategories  
MOON LIGHT MEDITATION Beata Agustin Alexandrine appreciation, christian, devotion, faith,
TOO MUCH Fungayi Elias Ndhlovu Alexandrine birthday,
thoughts before college Christina Stuve Alexandrine 12th grade, emotions,
VALUABLE SCRIPTURES Beata Agustin Alexandrine bible, christian, faith, god,
I THANK AND PRAISE YOU, LORD Beata Agustin Alexandrine appreciation, christian, faith, god,
MY GRATITUDE IS YOURS, LORD Beata Agustin Alexandrine appreciation, christian, faith, god,
I AM WHAT I AM Beata Agustin Alexandrine appreciation, blessing, christian, god,
THE SOLDIER THAT SHOT MY WIFE Fungayi Elias Ndhlovu Alexandrine betrayal,
SUPER HONEY Fungayi Elias Ndhlovu Alexandrine love,
TEARGAS FROM THE SKY Fungayi Elias Ndhlovu Alexandrine betrayal,
CONVENIENCE LOVER Fungayi Elias Ndhlovu Alexandrine love,
STUCK ON YOU Fungayi Elias Ndhlovu Alexandrine love,
COZ I NEED YOU Fungayi Elias Ndhlovu Alexandrine loneliness,
WINTER OUTSIDE Fungayi Elias Ndhlovu Alexandrine forgiveness,
WHISPERING Fungayi Elias Ndhlovu Alexandrine love,
PASSION HEART, BLOOD Fungayi Elias Ndhlovu Alexandrine love,
PRISON OF OWN DESIGN Fungayi Elias Ndhlovu Alexandrine lost love,
IT IS SLIGHT Fungayi Elias Ndhlovu Alexandrine love,
BETTER THAN LOVE KNOWS Fungayi Elias Ndhlovu Alexandrine forgiveness,
TROUBLED AFTER 0130 Fungayi Elias Ndhlovu Alexandrine self,
good day Francis Osho Alexandrine 1st grade,
Stay with God Lisa Colvil Alexandrine inspirational,
Beautiful Suprise Lisa Colvil Alexandrine first love, happiness,
My Walking Path MAHTAB BANGALEE Alexandrine how i feel,
Butterfly sagrika chowdhury Alexandrine butterfly,
Ashland Autumn taai tekai Alexandrine autumn,
In time Jamie Willhite Alexandrine art, best friend, crush,
Baby blue Jamie Willhite Alexandrine best friend, crush, dream,
At the foothill of fantasy sagrika chowdhury Alexandrine fantasy,
PANT SCENT Fungayi Elias Ndhlovu Alexandrine sorry,
VAMPIRE EYE Fungayi Elias Ndhlovu Alexandrine death,
LUCRATIVE DREAM Fungayi Elias Ndhlovu Alexandrine dream,
BURNING GRAVE Fungayi Elias Ndhlovu Alexandrine death,
NIGHTSTRUMMED Allan Terry Alexandrine confidence, desire, inspirational love,
I wish was blind sagrika chowdhury Alexandrine betrayal,
Muffled tongue sagrika chowdhury Alexandrine angst,
Premium Member Poem The nightmare complex Katherine Braithwaite Alexandrine absence, allusion, anger, violence,
Quest Rays Chinwendu Alexandrine 3rd grade,
ATTEMPT Fungayi Elias Ndhlovu Alexandrine betrayal,
The Poor Over The Rich Verlena Dillard Alexandrine inspirational, life, money, world,
Addiction to - THINKING Anil Deo Alexandrine 11th grade, addiction, anti
easy Francis Osho Alexandrine 1st grade,
KING'S SWORD Fungayi Elias Ndhlovu Alexandrine love,
I want to sagrika chowdhury Alexandrine cool,
Daffa's love thang Allan Terry Alexandrine analogy, celebration, confidence, conflict,
MOMENT shikeb siddiqi Alexandrine appreciation, beauty, body, care,
spanish one Francis Osho Alexandrine 1st grade,
Premium Member Poem Flowering beauty grows amongst thorns liam mcdaid Alexandrine beautiful, beauty, flower, love,
Black Purple Victor Alexander Alexandrine adventure,
The art of war Danny Morales Olmos Alexandrine anger, art, betrayal, evil,

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Alexandrine Poems. Examples of Alexandrine and a list of poems in the correct poetic form and technique. Share and read Alexandrine poetry while accessing rules, topics, ideas, and a comprehensive literary definition of an Alexandrine.

Brief Definition

An Alexandrine is a type of poem that is a single verse that contains twelve syllables. This poem is made up of two half verses that contain six words each. The verses are separated by what is called a caesura or a natural pause. The verses can rhyme but they do not have to. When the verses do rhyme the poem does sound better but still rhyming is not mandatory when writing an Alexandrine.

The Alexandrine is a traditional French style poem. It is the French equivalent to the Haiku. This type of poem was the first type of poetry that was written in France. It is possible to use a longer phrase in this type of poetry. The sentences have to have four verses each with six syllables. That will give the poem a total of 24 syllables. The poem should be on the same topic and there will still be a natural pause between the lines. 

Alexandrine Poem Example

Rugby Grass Roots

The grandstand is gelid by a sharp wintry breeze
Carried off from the field are the last of dead leaves
The shrill of the whistle, muffled calls from the crowd
From the tunnel stampede, metal studs echo loud.
With high flick-tossing coin, each Captain his reason
To kick-off with his mates a new rugby season.

The kicker announces starting ball high and long
And on lumbering wind sings a rugby man’s song.
Fifteen players below, impatient stand waiting
Eyes fixed to the heavens, the ball falls rotating.
To arms of the hardest with sweetest possession
The match now has begun— the rugby obsession!

Steaming bodies in scrums, the grunt of engagement
Weary boots grappling earth now frozen like pavement
By tackle-ruck-lineout each man one-and-for-all
With a powerful push, a try-bound rolling maul.
Players leaping for joy, heads of others hang low
Elation, deception; such do rugby games go.

So Grand Final is here, a long winter has passed
The crowd and the flyer say it happened too fast;
Cut-throat right to the last; Wing, Second Row, Prop
A try, then conversion, to make every heart stop!
(Far left of the uprights went the ball as it sailed
But a strong winter gale, and two points were nailed!)

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And as sweet summer grass now lies low in the sun
where butterflies frolic, spider webbing is spun
White sidelines are missing, fields are ripe, rich ‘n’ green
Rugby season has passed, but the spirit still keen:
A rugby ball punted, a lone boy, polished boots
To play for his country—dreams race by on grass roots.



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Alexandrine Poem in balanced six syllable cesurae for each 12 syllable line

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