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Chante Fable

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French Verse

Chante Fable is a medieval French drama composed with alternate sections of verse and prose. It was originally meant to be performed by two jongleurs, the verse was sung, the prose spoken.

The elements of the Chante Fable verse are:

  1. in sections alternating verse with prose.framed at the poet's discretion with no specific number of lines.
  2. syllabic, usually 7 syllable lines and the strophe ending with a line of 4 syllables.
  3. rhymed using assonance within the line in all but the last line.

~~ © ~~ Poems by Judi Van Gorder ~~

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