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  1. Explore the Craft of Writing Poetry The Frame II. The Couplet The Hudibrastic couplet is a unit of two humorous or mocking lines ending with rhyme that contributes to the humor. Hudibrastic verse is a series of Hudibrastic couplets that are clever, often impious, witty with a satirical tone. The verse is named for the poem and character Hudibras published in England in 1663 by Samuel Butler. Hudibras is volumes long and I admit to not having read the whole thing, however, Hudibras is a kind of English Don Quixote. The poem mocks the hypocrisy of religion, the incompetence of government,
  2. Explore the Craft of Writing Poetry English Verse English Poets Emulated There are many lesser known stanzaic patterns and verse forms projacked and styled after published poems, then named for the poet. These stanzaic patterns appear to have been invented as teaching tools and published in Pathways for a Poet by Viola Berg 1977. Here are a few named for English poets: The Abercrombie is a stanza pattern using sprung rhythm and an interlocking rhyme scheme. It is patterned after Hymn to Love by British poet, Lascelles Abacrombie (1881-1938). The elements of the Abercrombie are: s
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