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  1. Explore the Craft of Writing Light Verse The Didactic Cinquain or Recipe Poem is often taught to American school children used as an aid in exploring the poetic mind, or just having fun with words. It uses parts of speech for the set form and in this regard is similar to the Diamante or Diamond Poem. This verse form is not to be confused with Rhyming Recipe or Recipe Poem which sets a culinary recipe to rhyme. The elements of the Didactic Cinquain or Recipe Poem are: a cinquain with lines made up of L1 1 noun, L2 2 adjectives, L3 3 verbs, L4 1 phrase or sentence, L5
  2. Tinker

    Limerick and Cross Limerick

    Explore the Craft of Writing Light Verse The Limerick is an old folk-tradition. Although commonly thought to be Irish, there is evidence that this verse form is, in fact, an old French form brought to the town of Limerick Ireland by returning veterans of the French War in 1702. Conversly, the verse form can be traced back even further. The oldest recorded poem fitting the metered, rhymed frame is from Thomas Aquinas (Italy 1225-1274). Sit vitiorum meorum evacuation Concupiscentae et libidinis exterminatio, Caritatis et patientiae, Humilitatis et obedientiae, Omniumque virtutu
  3. Explore the Craft of Writing American Verse Crapsey Cinquain and some of its Variations Crapsey Cinquain, one of the most popular modern variations of the cinquain was created by the American poet Adelaide Crapsey, 1897-1914. In 1909 Ms Crapsey became interested in Japanese poetry. In her study notebook she lists tanka and haiku translations from which she developed a set form which she called the "Cinquain". In some poetic circles this form is referred to as the Crapsey or Crapsey Cinquain, in others, particularly on-line it is simply referred to as a Cinquain. (The latter could be
  4. dcmarti1

    Cinquain to the Theotokos

    I am NOT religiously orthodox, but I am just now "getting" how powerful imagery, metaphor, and allegory can be. And I have not written much these past few months. One of my lawn customers has a statue of Mary: all the color gone, flaking, missing hands, face almost worn smooth. Statues of Mary rot in every rock garden that has a rose bush and bird bath. Amen. Statues of Mary are often missing both hands. How can she hold Her Son's body? Amen.
  5. Tinker

    V. Five Line Construction

    Explore the Craft of Writing Poetry The Frame V. Five Line Construction The Cinquain, Quintain, and Quintet are terms which are French, Latin, and Italian for any five-line poetic thought unit or stanza. These terms are synonymous and infer that the unit is written adjacent to other stanzas. "Cinquain" is the word most commonly used. The terms can also refer to a stand-alone five line poem. However, Pentastich is technically the term reserved for a stand-alone five line poem. Five line stanzas or poems are much less popular in English poetry than the couplet, tercet, and quatrain. Asian poe
  6. Tinker

    Spenserian Quintilla

    Explore the Craft of Writing American Verse The Spenserian Quintilla is an American stanzaic form which was first recognized by Miller Williams in Patterns of Poetry when he notes a Spenserian variation framing The Second Best Bed by Howard Nemerov, he called it the Spenserian Quintilla. The elements of the Spenserian Quintilla are: stanzaic, written in any number of cinquains. syllabic, L1-L4 are 8 syllables each, L5 is 12 syllables. rhymed, axabb cxcdd etc x being unrhymed. The Second-Best Bed by Howard Nemerov Consider now that Troy has burned ---Pri
  7. Tinker

    Envelope Quintet

    Explore the Craft of Writing Poetry Italian Verse Envelope Quintet (Italian) is a 5 line verse in which the center lines are enclosed by the rhyme of the outer lines. The elements of the Envelope Quintet are: stanzaic, a quintet may be a stand alone poem or can be written in any number of 5 line stanzas. meter at the discretion of the poet. rhymed abcba or aabaa or abbba , subsequent stanzas may link or continue the rhyme scheme: linked abcba cdedc or abcba deced / continued is simply abxba cdxdc etc. x being unrhymed. Out West by Judi Van Gorder Ever since se
  8. Tinker


    Explore the Craft of Writing Poetry Spanish Verse The Quintilla is a 16th century Spanish quintain with a rhyme scheme that is more about what cannot be done than what can be done. The elements of the Quintilla are: syllabic verse, octasyllabic (8 syllable lines) stanzaic, written in any number of quintains (5 line stanzas). rhymed. In each quintain only 2 rhymes can be used and it cannot end in a rhyming couplet. There is choice of rhyme schemes of ababa, abbab, abaab, aabab, or aabba when written as a decastich, (2 quintillas) the verse is known as Copla R
  9. Explore the Craft of Writing Poetry French Verse A Cinquain is any poem or stanza in 5 lines. The words cinquain, quintain, quintet are interchangeable, French, Latin and Italian. There are a multitude of stanzaic forms that use 5 lines as a frame. Some of the more popular are the French traditional Cinquain, the American Cinquain, sometimes called the Crapsey Cinquain and the Spanish Quintilla The traditional French Cinquain of medieval French origin, dates from the 11th century. In the 19th century it was revived by Victor Hugo. The elements of the Traditional French Cinquain
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