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Explore the Craft of Writing Poetry Chinese Verse Lu Shi (code verse) is a genre of Chinese forms that carry two or more parallels of content and phonetic tone. Its values match and balance and tends to be responsive not imaginative. The Ch'I Yen Shih is the oldest of the Lu Shi verse forms. John Drury's poe-try-dic-tion-ar-y describes a verse form, Ancient Verse, which is probably an evolution of the Ch'I Yen Shih with slight variation. The elements of the Ch'I Yen Shih are: stanzaic, written in no more than 3 quatrains, usually only 1 quatrain. measured by 7 chara