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Conachlonn

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Irish Poetry

The Conachlonn is simply the Irish version of chained verse, examples found at Celtia.

 

The Conachlonn is:

  • written in any number of lines.
  • syllabic at the poet's discretion, often 8 or 9 syllable lines
  • .assonant chained rhymed, meaning the vowel sound of the last syllable of the line is repeated at the beginning of the next line.
  • written with dunadh, the beginning syllable ends the poem.

     

    Chained to the Frame by Judi Van Gorder

    Clear is this verse with unique rhyme

    lines to end then begin with same sound.

    bound by little more than a French chain,

    claiming candid words to record here.

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